Pronunciation: sprĕd
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v. t.1.To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail.
[imp. & p. p. Spread; p. pr. & vb. n. Spreading.]
He bought a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent.
- Gen. xxxiii. 19.
Here the Rhone
Hath spread himself a couch.
- Byron.
2.To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or greater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space.
3.To divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report; - often accompanied by abroad.
They, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
- Matt. ix. 31.
4.To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease.
5.To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.
6.To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground.
7.To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table.
Boiled the flesh, and spread the board.
- Tennyson.
To spread cloth
to unfurl sail.
- Evelyn.
v. i.1.To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand.
Plants, if they spread much, are seldom tall.
- Bacon.
2.To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty.
3.To be made known more extensively, as news.
4.To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city.
n.1.Extent; compass.
I have got a fine spread of improvable land.
- Addison.
2.Expansion of parts.
No flower hath spread like that of the woodbine.
- Bacon.
3.A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed.
4.A table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an entertainment of food; a feast.
5.A privilege which one person buys of another, of demanding certain shares of stock at a certain price, or of delivering the same shares of stock at another price, within a time agreed upon.
6.(Geom.) An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.
7.(Finance) An arbitrage transaction operated by buying and selling simultaneously in two separate markets, as Chicago and New York, when there is an abnormal difference in price between the two markets. It is called a
8.(Gems) Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Spread, v.
Spread eagle
a - An eagle with outspread wings, the national emblem of the United States.
b - The figure of an eagle, with its wings elevated and its legs extended; often met as a device upon military ornaments, and the like.
c - (Her.) An eagle displayed; an eagle with the wings and legs extended on each side of the body, as in the double-headed eagle of Austria and Russia. See Displayed, 2.
Noun1.spread - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
Synonyms: spreading
2.spread - a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
Synonyms: gap
3.Spreadspread - farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
4.spread - a haphazard distribution in all directions
Synonyms: scatter
5.spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
Synonyms: paste
6.spread - a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
Synonyms: banquet, feast
7.spread - two facing pages of a book or other publication
8.spread - the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
9.Spreadspread - decorative cover for a bed
10.spread - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
Synonyms: spreading
Verb1.spread - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
Synonyms: distribute
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
2.spread - become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
Synonyms: propagate
3.spread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
Synonyms: overspread
4.spread - spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
Synonyms: unfold, open, spread out
5.spread - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
6.spread - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
Synonyms: circulate, go around
7.spread - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
Synonyms: spread out, scatter
8.spread - move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
9.spread - cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
10.spread - distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"
Adj.1.spread - distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
Synonyms: dispersed
2.spread - prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"
3.spread - fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"
Synonyms: outspread
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