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spread, past participle; spread, past tense; spreads, 3rd person singular present; spreading, present participle;
  1. Open out (something) so as to extend its surface area, width, or length
    • - I spread a towel on the sand and sat down
    • - she helped Chris to spread out the map
  2. Stretch out (arms, legs, hands, fingers, or wings) so that they are far apart
    • - the swan spread its wings
  3. Extend over a large or increasing area
    • - she stood at the window looking at the town spread out below
  4. (of a group of people) Move apart so as to cover a wider area
    • - the Marines spread out across the docks
  5. Distribute or disperse (something) over a certain area
    • - volcanic eruptions spread dust high into the stratosphere
  6. Gradually reach or cause to reach a larger and larger area or more and more people
    • - the violence spread from the city to the suburbs
    • - she's always spreading rumors about other people
  7. (of people, animals, or plants) Become distributed over a large or larger area
    • - the owls have spread as far north as Yellowknife
  8. Distribute (something) in a specified way
    • - you can spread the payments over as long a period as you like
  9. Apply (a substance) to an object or surface in an even layer
    • - he sighed, spreading jam on a croissant
  10. Cover (a surface) with a substance in such a way
    • - spread each slice thinly with mayonnaise
  11. Be able to be applied in such a way
    • - the whipped butter spreads easily
  12. Lay (a table) for a meal

Noun
  1. The fact or process of spreading over an area
    • - the spread of AIDS
    • - the spread of the urban population into rural areas
  2. The extent, width, or area covered by something
    • - the male's antlers can attain a spread of six feet
  3. The wingspan of a bird

  4. An expanse or amount of something
    • - the green spread of the park
  5. A large farm or ranch

  6. The range or variety of something
    • - a wide spread of ages
  7. The difference between two rates or prices
    • - the very narrow spread between borrowing and deposit rates
  8. A soft paste that can be applied in a layer to bread or other food

  9. An article or advertisement covering several columns or pages of a newspaper or magazine, esp. one on two facing pages
    • - a double-page spread
  10. A bedspread

  11. A large and impressively elaborate meal


  1. process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  2. dispersed: distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
  3. distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
  4. become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
  5. gap: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
  6. prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"
  7. Spread is a 2009 film starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche and directed by David Mackenzie. The film was released under the name L.A. ...
  8. A spread is a food that is spread with a knife onto bread, crackers, or other bread products. Spreads are added to bread products to provide flavor and texture, and are an integral part of the dish, i.e., they should be distinguished from condiments, which are optional additions. ...
  9. In page layout and typography, a spread (often redundantly called a two-page spread) is the unit formed by two adjacent, facing pages in a magazine or other publication, featuring a single image (such as a photograph or piece of artwork) or a themed group of images (such as a flowchart or ...
  10. This is an episode list for the FX crime drama The Shield. Dates shown are original air dates. The series began on March 12, 2002 and ended November 25, 2008.
  11. The act of spreading or something that has been spread; An expanse of land; A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread); A large meal, especially one laid out on a table; Any form of food designed to be spread onto a slice of bread etc; An item in a newspaper or magazine that ...
  12. (Spreading) The simultaneous buying and selling of two related markets or commodities in the expectation that a profit will be made when the position is offset.
  13. (Spreading) During the installation process, SpyBot copies itself to the kazaabackupfiles subdirectory in the Windows system directory and registers it as a subdirectory for Kazaa shared files.
  14. (Spreading) The action of flowing out over a surface during application.
  15. (Spreading) The application of grass seed or fertilizer to soil or existing lawns usually by some form of a spreader.
  16. (Spreading) The worm copies itself into the root folders of fixed and/or removable drives using the following filenames:
  17. (Spreading) Tree training for changing the angle of a branch away from vertical toward or even be low the horizontal. May use sharp-pointed wood or metal braches (spreaders). Can also tie down limbs with strings or rubber bands. ...
  18. (Spreading) When reference is made to tsunami waves, it is the spreading of the wave energy over a wider geographical area as the waves propagate away from the source region. ...
  19. (Spreading) plants that grow low and spread along the ground, rooting at nodes along the stem.
  20. (spreading) Oriented more or less perpendicularly to the axis of attachment; often, more or less horizontal.
  21. (spreading) The process of trading two related markets to exploit a new relation ­ship. Thus, you might trade Japanese yen in terms of British pounds. In doing so, you are trading the relationship between the two currencies.
  22. (Spreads) Also known as handicaps.
  23. (Spreads) a technique of slightly enlarging the size of an image to accomplish a trap with another image element. Also, a tow-page arrangement of copy.
  24. (Spreads) These are layouts that span two or more side-by-side pages. Spreads are made up of pages that span a fold in the final document.
  25. (3. Spreads) A spread is thicker than a dessert sauce and when scooped with a spoon, will stay on the spoon. As the name implies, spreads are smooth, rich, silky, creamy and spreadable with a knife. Common flavors include chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel. ...