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Definitions of spread

  1. To be extended or stretched; to be propagated. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To extend over; distribute about; publish; expand; unfold; be dispersed or separated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To scatter or extend over a surface; as, to spread butter on bread; to cover with a thin layer; as, to spread bread with butter; to publish or make widely known; as, to spread a report; unfold; open; as, a plant spreads its leaves; diffuse; as, to spread a disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To scatter abroad or in all directions: to stretch: to extend: to overlay: to shoot out, as branches: to circulate, as news: to cause to affect numbers, as a disease: to diffuse: to set with provisions, as a table. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To extend; cause to cover a surface; circulate; diffuse; set with provisions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To be extended or scattered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To extend; expand; be diffused. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To extend in length and breadth; to stretch out; to extend; to pitch; to cover over; to propagate; to diffuse; to prepare; to unfurl. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To stretch or expand to a broader surface; to extend; to cover; to expand itself in all directions; to be extended or stretched; to circulate, as news or fame; to cause to be extensively known; to diffuse; to scatter over a surface; to fill or cover a wider space. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Spreading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. two facing pages of a book or other publication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a haphazard distribution in all directions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. An arbitrage transaction operated by buying and selling simultaneously in two separate markets, as Chicago and New York, when there is an abnormal difference in price between the two markets. It is called a back spreadwhen the difference in price is less than the normal one. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. of Spread Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report; -- often acompanied by abroad. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To be made known more extensively, as news. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. Extent; compass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Expansion of parts. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. A table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an entertainment of food; a feast. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. A privilege which one person buys of another, of demanding certain shares of stock at a certain price, or of delivering the same shares of stock at another price, within a time agreed upon. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. imp. & p. p. of Spread, v. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. Extension; extent; a covering for a bed, table, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. Spreader. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. Extent: compass: expansion of parts: a cloth used as a cover, as a bed spread. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. The act of spreading; an open expanse; extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A banquet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Extent; compass; expansion; a cover; a table spread or furnished with a meal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  54. prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  55. Spread. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for spread

  1. A look of admiration slowly spread itself over the detective's face. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. I draw a long breath of relief, and drop my hot face into my spread hands. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
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