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Definitions of spread

  1. decorative cover for a bed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. two facing pages of a book or other publication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a haphazard distribution in all directions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. of Spread Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To be made known more extensively, as news. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Extent; compass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Expansion of parts. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. A table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an entertainment of food; a feast. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. 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
  43. An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. imp. & p. p. of Spread, v. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. 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.
  46. To be extended or scattered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. Spread. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. Spreading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. 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.
  52. To extend or expand in all directions: to be extended or stretched: to be propagated or circulated:-pa.t and pa.p. spread. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. 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.
  54. To extend; cause to cover a surface; circulate; diffuse; set with provisions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. To extend; expand; be diffused. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. 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.
  57. The act of spreading; an open expanse; extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. A banquet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. To be extended or stretched; to be propagated. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. 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.
  63. imp. & p. p. of Spread, v. mso.anu.edu.au
  64. To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or greater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space. dictgcide_fs
  65. 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 accompanied by abroad. dictgcide_fs
  66. 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 dictgcide_fs
  67. spred, v.t. 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.--v.i. to extend or expand in all directions: to be extended or stretched: to be propagated or circulated:--pa.t. and pa.p. spread.--n. extent: compass: expansion of parts: that which is spread out, a feast: a cover for a bed or a table.--adj. having a broad surface: shallower than the standard.--adj. SPREAD'-EA'GLE, like an eagle with the wings stretched out, bombastic, boastful.--n. (naut.) a person seized in the rigging, a passenger thus made to pay his entrance forfeit.--ns. SPREAD'-EA'GLEISM, a bombastic and frothy patriotism; SPREAD'ER, one who, or that which, spreads, one who publishes or extends: any machine or implement for helping to scatter.--p.adj. SPREAD'ING.--adv. SPREAD'INGLY, increasingly.--SPREAD A FLEET, to keep more open order. [A.S. spr['æ]dan; Dut. spreiden, Ger. spreiten.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. (spread). Extend the surface of, cause to cover larger surface, by unrolling, unfolding, smearing, flattening out, &c., (fig.) display thus to eye or mind, as peacock spreads its tail, s. a banner, s. out a rug on the grass, s. butter on bread, map lay s. out on the table, the view s. out before us, whence spreader (2) n.; show extended or extensive surface, as river here spreads out to a width of half a mile, on every side s. a vast desert, spreading yews; diffuse, be diffused, as his name s. fear in every quarter, rumour s. from mouth to mouth, has s. a malicious report; cover surface of, as slices of bread s. with jam, a table s. with every luxury, meadow s. with daisies; s. eagle, figure of eagle with legs& wings extended as seen on coins &c., (colloq.) fowl split open down the back& broiled, (Naut.) person lashed in rigging with arms& legs s. out as punishment, (adj., s.-e.) bombastic, esp. noisily patriotic, whence s.-eagleism n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. Spreading; capability of expanding, as inferior to the eagle in s. of wings; breadth, compass, as arches of equal s.; diffusion (of education &c.); (colloq.) feast, meal, as had no end of a s. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. n. Extent ; compass ;-expansion of parts ; - a table, as spread with a meal ; a feast. Cabinet Dictionary

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