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:

    Cap off
    and then what? The brains as
    helpless as oysters in a pint container,
    the nerves like phone wires.
    God, take care, take infinite care
    with the tumor lest it spread like grease.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    But all he did was spread the room
    Of our enacting out the doom
    Of being in each other’s way,
    And so put off the weary day
    When we would have to put our mind
    On how to crowd but still be kind.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    To-night she will spread her brown hair on his pillow,
    But I shall be hearing the harsh cries of wild fowl.
    Patrick MacDonogh (1902–1961)