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    spread - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spread

    Definition
    (noun) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    Synonyms : spreading
    Definition
    (noun) a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    Synonyms : gap
    Example Sentence
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
    Definition
    (noun) farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
    Synonyms : cattle farm , cattle ranch , ranch
    Definition
    (noun) a haphazard distribution in all directions
    Synonyms : scatter
    Definition
    (noun) a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
    Synonyms : paste
    Definition
    (noun) a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
    Synonyms : banquet , feast
    Example Sentence
    • a banquet for the graduating seniors
    • the Thanksgiving feast
    • they put out quite a spread
    Definition
    (noun) two facing pages of a book or other publication Definition
    (noun) the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
    Example Sentence
    • she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread
    Definition
    (noun) decorative cover for a bed Definition
    (noun) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
    Synonyms : spreading
    Definition
    (verb) distribute or disperse widely
    Synonyms : distribute
    Example Sentence
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country
    Definition
    (verb) become distributed or widespread
    Synonyms : propagate
    Example Sentence
    • the infection spread
    • Optimism spread among the population
    Definition
    (verb) spread across or over
    Synonyms : overspread
    Example Sentence
    • A big oil spot spread across the water
    Definition
    (verb) spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    Synonyms : open , spread out , unfold
    Example Sentence
    • open the map
    • spread your arms
    Definition
    (verb) cause to become widely known
    Example Sentence
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news
    Definition
    (verb) become widely known and passed on
    Synonyms : circulate , go around
    Example Sentence
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office
    Definition
    (verb) strew or distribute over an area
    Synonyms : scatter , spread out
    Example Sentence
    • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
    • scatter cards across the table
    Definition
    (verb) move outward
    Synonyms : diffuse , fan out , spread out
    Example Sentence
    • The soldiers fanned out
    Definition
    (verb) cover by spreading something over
    Example Sentence
    • spread the bread with cheese
    Definition
    (verb) distribute over a surface in a layer
    Example Sentence
    • spread cheese on a piece of bread
    Definition
    (adj) distributed or spread over a considerable extent
    Synonyms : dispersed
    Example Sentence
    • has ties with many widely dispersed friends
    • eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe
    Definition
    (adj) prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out
    Example Sentence
    • a table spread with food
    Definition
    (adj) fully extended in width
    Synonyms : outspread
    Example Sentence
    • outspread wings
    • with arms spread wide
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