Dictionary Results for spread


1. spread - noun

· process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

Synonym(s): spreading

Hypernym(s): change_of_location, travel




2. spread - noun

· a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

Synonym(s): gap

Hypernym(s): disparity




3. spread - noun

· farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

Synonym(s): ranch, cattle_ranch, cattle_farm

Hypernym(s): farm




4. spread - noun

· a haphazard distribution in all directions

Synonym(s): scatter

Hypernym(s): distribution, dispersion




5. spread - noun

· a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

Synonym(s): paste

Hypernym(s): condiment




6. spread - noun

· a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"

Synonym(s): banquet, feast

Hypernym(s): meal, repast




7. spread - noun

· two facing pages of a book or other publication

Synonym(s): spread_head, spreadhead, facing_pages

Hypernym(s): page




8. spread - noun

· the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"

Hypernym(s): girth




9. spread - noun

· decorative cover for a bed

Synonym(s): bedspread, bedcover, bed_cover, bed_covering, counterpane

Hypernym(s): bedclothes, bed_clothing, bedding




10. spread - noun

· act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

Synonym(s): spreading

Hypernym(s): extension




11. spread - verb

· distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

Synonym(s): distribute

Antonym(s): gather




12. spread - verb

· become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"

Synonym(s): propagate

Hypernym(s): move




13. spread - verb

· spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"

Synonym(s): overspread

Hypernym(s): cover, continue, extend




14. spread - verb

· spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

Synonym(s): unfold, spread_out, open

Hypernym(s): undo




15. spread - verb

· cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

Synonym(s): circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass_around

Hypernym(s): publicize, publicise, air, bare




16. spread - verb

· become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

Synonym(s): go_around, circulate

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




17. spread - verb

· strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

Synonym(s): scatter, spread_out

Hypernym(s): circulate, pass_around, pass_on, distribute




18. spread - verb

· move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

Synonym(s): diffuse, spread_out, fan_out

Hypernym(s): spread, distribute




19. spread - verb

· cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"

Hypernym(s): cover




20. spread - verb

· distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"




21. spread - adjective

· distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"

Synonym(s): dispersed




22. spread - adjective

· prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"




23. spread - adjective

· fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"

Synonym(s): outspread





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