What is spread?

  • (verb): Spread out or open from a closed or folded state.
    Example: "Spread your arms"
    Synonyms: unfold, spread out, open
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "spread":

  • (noun): A haphazard distribution in all directions.
    Synonyms: scatter
  • (noun): Farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle).
    Synonyms: ranch, cattle ranch, cattle farm
  • (noun): Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.
    Synonyms: spreading
  • (noun): Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.
    Synonyms: spreading
  • (verb): Distribute or disperse widely.
    Example: "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
    Synonyms: distribute
  • (noun): A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures.
    Example: "The spread between lending and borrowing costs"
    Synonyms: gap
  • (verb): Strew or distribute over an area.
    Example: "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"
    Synonyms: scatter, spread out
  • (verb): Become widely known and passed on.
    Example: "The rumor spread"
    Synonyms: go around, circulate
  • (verb): Spread across or over.
    Example: "A big oil spot spread across the water"
    Synonyms: overspread
  • (adj): Fully extended in width.
    Example: "With arms spread wide"
    Synonyms: outspread
  • (noun): A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers.
    Synonyms: paste
  • (adj): Distributed or spread over a considerable extent.
    Example: "Eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
    Synonyms: dispersed
  • (adj): Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out.
    Example: "A table spread with food"
  • (verb): Cover by spreading something over.
    Example: "Spread the bread with cheese"
  • (noun): The expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age).
    Example: "She exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
  • (verb): Distribute over a surface in a layer.
    Example: "Spread cheese on a piece of bread"
  • (verb): Become distributed or widespread.
    Example: "The infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
    Synonyms: propagate
  • (noun): A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed.
    Example: "They put out quite a spread"
    Synonyms: banquet, feast

Famous quotes containing the word spread:

    yet it seems
    Life scarce can cast a fragrance on the wind,
    Scarce spread a glory to the morning beams,
    But the torn petals strew the garden plot;
    And there’s but common greenness after that.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)