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

Famous quotes containing the word spread:

    A little quaker, the whole body of him trembling,
    His absurd whiskers sticking out like a cartoon-mouse,
    His feet like small leaves,
    Little lizard-feet,
    Whitish and spread wide when he tried to struggle away,
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    Every thought is public,
    Every nook is wide;
    Thy gossips spread each whisper,
    And the gods from side to side.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Isolate city spread alongside water,
    Posted with white towers, she keeps her face
    Half-turned to Europe, lonely northern daughter,
    Holding through centuries her separate place.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)