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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