Definitions for spread

Definitions for (noun) spread

Main entry: spread, spreading

Definition: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

Main entry: bedcover, bedspread, bed cover, bed covering, spread, counterpane

Definition: decorative cover for a bed

Main entry: ranch, cattle farm, cattle ranch, spread

Definition: farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

Main entry: gap, spread

Definition: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

Usage: gap between income and outgo; the spread between lending and borrowing costs

Main entry: spread, scatter

Definition: a haphazard distribution in all directions

Main entry: spread

Definition: the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)

Usage: she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread

Main entry: spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages

Definition: two facing pages of a book or other publication

Main entry: spread, spreading

Definition: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

Main entry: banquet, feast, spread

Definition: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

Usage: a banquet for the graduating seniors; the Thanksgiving feast; they put out quite a spread

Main entry: paste, spread

Definition: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

Definitions for (verb) spread

Main entry: diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, spread, pass around, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, propagate

Definition: cause to become widely known

Usage: spread information; circulate a rumor; broadcast the news

Main entry: circulate, spread, go around

Definition: become widely known and passed on

Usage: the rumor spread; the story went around in the office

Main entry: spread, distribute

Definition: distribute or disperse widely

Usage: The invaders spread their language all over the country

Main entry: propagate, spread

Definition: become distributed or widespread

Usage: the infection spread; Optimism spread among the population

Main entry: spread, spread out, unfold, open

Definition: spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Usage: open the map; spread your arms

Main entry: spread

Definition: distribute over a surface in a layer

Usage: spread cheese on a piece of bread

Main entry: spread

Definition: cover by spreading something over

Usage: spread the bread with cheese

Main entry: diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

Definition: move outward

Usage: The soldiers fanned out

Main entry: spread, spread out, scatter

Definition: strew or distribute over an area

Usage: He spread fertilizer over the lawn; scatter cards across the table

Main entry: overspread, spread

Definition: spread across or over

Usage: A big oil spot spread across the water

Definitions for (adj) spread

Main entry: dispersed, spread

Definition: distributed or spread over a considerable extent

Usage: has ties with many widely dispersed friends; eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe

Main entry: spread, outspread

Definition: fully extended in width

Usage: outspread wings; with arms spread wide

Main entry: spread

Definition: prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out

Usage: a table spread with food

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