spread

phonetic symbol: / spréd / 

spread - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreading

[ noun ]
■ decorative cover for a bed
bed cover , bed covering , bedcover , bedspread , counterpane

[ noun ]
■ farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
cattle farm , cattle ranch , ranch

[ noun ]
■ a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
e.g.)
・the spread between lending and borrowing costs
gap

[ noun ]
■ a haphazard distribution in all directions
scatter

[ noun ]
■ the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
e.g.)
・she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread

[ noun ]
■ two facing pages of a book or other publication
facing pages , spread head , spreadhead

[ noun ]
■ process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spreading

[ noun ]
■ a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
e.g.)
・they put out quite a spread
banquet , feast

[ noun ]
■ a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
paste

[ verb ]
■ cause to become widely known
e.g.)
・spread information
broadcast , circularise , circularize , circulate , diffuse , disperse , disseminate , distribute , pass around , propagate

[ verb ]
■ become widely known and passed on
e.g.)
・the rumor spread
circulate , go around

[ verb ]
■ distribute or disperse widely
e.g.)
・The invaders spread their language all over the country
distribute

[ verb ]
■ become distributed or widespread
e.g.)
・the infection spread
・Optimism spread among the population
propagate

[ verb ]
■ spread out or open from a closed or folded state
e.g.)
・spread your arms
open , spread out , unfold

[ verb ]
■ distribute over a surface in a layer
e.g.)
・spread cheese on a piece of bread

[ verb ]
■ cover by spreading something over
e.g.)
・spread the bread with cheese

[ verb ]
■ move outward
diffuse , fan out , spread out

[ verb ]
■ strew or distribute over an area
e.g.)
・He spread fertilizer over the lawn
scatter , spread out

[ verb ]
■ spread across or over
e.g.)
・A big oil spot spread across the water
overspread

[ adjective satellite ]
■ distributed or spread over a considerable extent
e.g.)
・eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe
dispersed

[ adjective satellite ]
■ fully extended in width
e.g.)
・outspread wings
・with arms spread wide
outspread

[ adjective satellite ]
■ prepared or arranged for a meal
■ especially having food set out
e.g.)
・a table spread with food

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