Definitions of spread:
- noun: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
- noun: the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
Example: "She exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
- noun: two facing pages of a book or other publication
- noun: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
- noun: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
- noun: farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
- noun: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
Example: "The spread between lending and borrowing costs"
- noun: a haphazard distribution in all directions
- noun: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
Example: "They put out quite a spread"
- noun: decorative cover for a bed
- verb: strew or distribute over an area
Example: "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"
- verb: spread across or over
Example: "A big oil spot spread across the water"
- verb: distribute or disperse widely
Example: "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
- verb: become distributed or widespread
Example: "The infection spread"
- verb: distribute over a surface in a layer
Example: "Spread cheese on a piece of bread"
- verb: cover by spreading something over
Example: "Spread the bread with cheese"
- verb: move outward
- verb: become widely known and passed on
Example: "The rumor spread"
- verb: spread out or open from a closed or folded state
Example: "Spread your arms"
- verb: cause to become widely known
Example: "Spread information"
- adjective: prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out
Example: "A table spread with food"
- adjective: fully extended in width
Example: "Outspread wings"
- adjective: distributed or spread over a considerable extent
Example: "Eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
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