Spread

Spread may refer to:

  • Statistical dispersion
  • Spread (food), an edible paste put on other foods
  • the score difference being wagered on in spread betting
  • the measure of line inclination in rational trigonometry
  • Temperature-Dewpoint spread, dew point depression
  • Two-page spread a redundant term, also simply called "spread", referring to two adjacent, facing pages in a magazine or other publication with conjoined or connected content
  • In finance, the difference in price between related securities,
    • Bid-offer spread, between the buying and selling price of a commodity or security
    • Spread trade, between two related securities or commodities
    • Option-adjusted spread, on mortgage backed securities where the borrower has the right to repay in full
    • Yield spread, difference in percentage rate of return of two instruments
    • Yield curve spread, on mortgage backed securities
    • Credit spread (bond), on bonds
  • a term used for speed reading in policy debate.
  • The laying of Tarot cards for divinatory uses
  • Spread (film), a 2009 film

See also:

  • Seafloor spreading, the process leading to continental drift
  • Spread spectrum, communications signals over a range of frequencies
  • Spread offense, an offensive scheme in American football designed to stretch the field horizontally
  • Spread limit, a limit on a raise in poker
  • Spread polynomials, a polynomial sequence arising in rational trigonometry
  • $pread, a quarterly magazine by and for sex workers
  • "Spread", a song by OutKast from their 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  • Spread Toolkit - an open source toolkit that provides a high performance messaging service
  • Spreadsheet, computer application software

Famous quotes containing the word spread:

    Cows sometimes wear an expression resembling wonderment arrested on its way to becoming a question. In the eye of superior intelligence, on the other hand, lies the nil admirari spread out like the monotony of a cloudless sky.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    All catches alight
    At the spread of spring:
    Birds crazed with flight
    Branches that fling
    Leaves up to the light
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old- fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.
    —J.G. (James Graham)