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Definitions of spread

  1.   decorative cover for a bed
  2.   cause to become widely known spread information circulate a rumor broadcast the news
  3.   farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock especially cattle
  4.   become widely known and passed on the rumor spread the story went around in the office
  5.   move outward The soldiers fanned out
  6.   distributed or spread over a considerable extent has ties with many widely dispersed friends eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe
  7.   distribute or disperse widely The invaders spread their language all over the country
  8.   two facing pages of a book or other publication
  9.   a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures gap between income and outgo the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  10.   fully extended in width outspread wings with arms spread wide
  11.   spread across or over A big oil spot spread across the water
  12.   a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
  13.   become distributed or widespread the infection spread Optimism spread among the population
  14.   strew or distribute over an area He spread fertilizer over the lawn scatter cards across the table
  15.   a haphazard distribution in all directions
  16.   act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  17.   process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  18.   prepared or arranged for a meal especially having food set out a table spread with food
  19.   spread out or open from a closed or folded state open the map spread your arms
  20.   the expansion of a person's girth especially at middle age she exercised to avoid that middle aged spread
  21.   a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed a banquet for the graduating seniors the Thanksgiving feast they put out quite a spread
  22.   distribute over a surface in a layer spread cheese on a piece of bread
  23.   cover by spreading something over spread the bread with cheese
  24.   A covering
  25.   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 back spreadwhen the difference in price is less than the normal one
  26.   Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone
  27.   of Spread
  28.   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
  29.   To extend so as to cover something to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space
  30.   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 acompanied by abroad
  31.   To propagate to cause to affect great numbers as to spread a disease
  32.   To diffuse as emanations or effluvia to emit as odoriferous plants spread their fragrance
  33.   To strew to scatter over a surface as to spread manure to spread lime on the ground
  34.   To prepare to set and furnish with provisions as to spread a table
  35.   To extend in length and breadth in all directions or in breadth only to be extended or stretched to expand
  36.   To be extended by drawing or beating as some metals spread with difficulty
  37.   To be made known more extensively as news
  38.   To be propagated from one to another as the disease spread into all parts of the city
  39.   Extent compass
  40.   Expansion of parts
  41.   A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed
  42.   A table as spread or furnished with a meal hence an entertainment of food a feast
  43.   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
  44.   An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points
  45.   imp amp p p of Spread v
  46.   To scatter or extend over a surface as to spread butter on bread to cover with a thin layer as to spread bread with butter to publish or make widely known as to spread a report unfold open as a plant spreads its leaves diffuse as to spread a disease
  47.   To be extended or scattered
  48.   Extension extent a covering for a bed table etc
  49.   Spreader
  50.   Spread
  51.   Spreading
  52.   To scatter abroad or in all directions to stretch to extend to overlay to shoot out as branches to circulate as news to cause to affect numbers as a disease to diffuse to set with provisions as a table
  53.   To extend or expand in all directions to be extended or stretched to be propagated or circulated pa t and pa p spread
  54.   Extent compass expansion of parts a cloth used as a cover as a bed spread
  55.   To extend cause to cover a surface circulate diffuse set with provisions
  56.   To extend expand be diffused
  57.   To extend over distribute about publish expand unfold be dispersed or separated
  58.   The act of spreading an open expanse extent
  59.   A banquet
  60.   Extent compass expansion a cover a table spread or furnished with a meal
  61.   To extend in length and breadth to stretch out to extend to pitch to cover over to propagate to diffuse to prepare to unfurl
  62.   To be extended or stretched to be propagated
  63.   To stretch or expand to a broader surface to extend to cover to expand itself in all directions to be extended or stretched to circulate as news or fame to cause to be extensively known to diffuse to scatter over a surface to fill or cover a wider space

Quotes of spread

  1. This continent an open palm spread frank before the sky – James Agee
  2. We're no longer a small business we're a large organization spread around the world I can't imagine Netscape growing as fast as it has if it weren't for the way we use our products – Jim Barksdale
  3. We are a nation of communities a brilliant diversity spread like stars like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky – George H. W. Bush
  4. The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme – Howard Carter
  5. And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor a future to insure couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through – Michael N. Castle
  6. Initially the site was favourably reviewed in a leading new media publication and the word spread – Benjamin Cohen
  7. If you're unable to catch it in time the cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and at that point the cancer is essentially incurable but that doesn't mean your condition can't be improved – Len Dawson
  8. Dressed in the lion's skin the ass spread terror far and wide – Jean de La Fontaine
  9. Because the majority of my readers are women I feel that one public service I can provide to them is to spread the message of regular mammograms and early detection within the strip – Cathy Guisewite
  10. My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it – Johnny Isakson
  11. I hope that some day the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world when that day comes there will be no more smallpox – Edward Jenner
  12. I think when you're blessed with great influences you need to spread it – Edward Moore
  13. Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me When I die I want to be cremated and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island the rest on the property – Richard Pryor
  14. After about the first Millennium Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture which spread throughout Europe much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration – Harry Seidler
  15. To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations such is a pleasure beyond compare – Kenko Yoshida

Usage examples for spread

  1. “ Rodolphe indeed had spread himself out – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. My dear I have ordered luncheon spread down there in that strange garden – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  3. There was only one subject of news and that was the spread of the Blue Disease – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  4. “ I draw a long breath of relief and drop my hot face into my spread hands ” – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  5. “ A grin spread slowly across Patrick's face – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  6. Then the Thlinkits grew and spread abroad – Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  7. So opening it gently he spread it on the desk before him – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  8. Got your names here boys and I aim to spread 'em he said – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  9. Bill called Vyse by name twice loudly and then again the awful silence spread over the place – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  10. “ I understand but now you need keep silence no longer in fact I should be glad if you would spread your news – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  11. “ A look of admiration slowly spread itself over the detective's face – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  12. The news of Anna Wolsky's extraordinary good luck had evidently spread – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  13. “ I only have just to spread it out on the bed – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  14. Swift surprise spread on the factor's face but he did not speak – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  15. Well this is good of you he said and reached out his hand across the spread – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. It was a bad step for Blenkiron and we only got him past it by Peter and I spread eagling ourselves against the wall and passing him in front of us with his face towards us ” – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  17. In 1853 the city spread over about as much ground as it now does when it was destroyed by fire – Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California by Mary Evarts Anderson
  18. “ Festing spread out his hands ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  19. In 1272 these Tartars became Mahomedans and spread that faith – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  20. “ Wouldn't they spread out and hope to surprise us ” – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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