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Dictionary definition for: Spread

1. (s) distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends" "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"

2. (n) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

3. (v) distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

4. (s) prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"

5. (n) a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo" "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

6. (v) become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread" "Optimism spread among the population"

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

8. (s) fully extended in width; "outspread wings" "with arms spread wide"

9. (v) spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"

10. (n) a haphazard distribution in all directions

11. (v) spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map" "spread your arms"

12. (n) a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers

13. (v) cause to become widely known; "spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

14. (v) become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

15. (n) a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors" "the Thanksgiving feast" "they put out quite a spread"

16. (v) strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

17. (n) two facing pages of a book or other publication

18. (v) move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

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

20. (v) cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"

21. (n) decorative cover for a bed

22. (n) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

23. (v) distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

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