More definitions of "spread":
- (noun): A haphazard distribution in all directions.
- (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): Decorative cover for a bed.
Synonyms: bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane
- (noun): A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers.
- (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.
- (verb): Spread across or over.
Example: "A big oil spot spread across the water"
- (adj): Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out.
Example: "A table spread with food"
- (noun): Two facing pages of a book or other publication.
Synonyms: spread head, spreadhead, facing pages
- (noun): Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.
- (verb): Distribute or disperse widely.
Example: "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
- (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"
- (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"
- (adj): Fully extended in width.
Example: "With arms spread wide"
- (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"
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,
Whitish and spread wide when he tried to struggle away,”
—Theodore Roethke (19081963)
“Every thought is public,
Every nook is wide;
Thy gossips spread each whisper,
And the gods from side to side.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“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 (19221986)