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Definition 1: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

"extension of the program to all in need"

(... is a kind of spread ) the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area

(... is a kind of spread ) the act of dispersing or diffusing something

"the dispersion of the troops" "the diffusion of knowledge"

(... is a kind of spread ) the act of scattering

(... is a kind of spread ) the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

Definition 2: decorative cover for a bed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

(... is a kind of spread ) a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)

(... is a kind of spread ) a bedspread constructed like a thin quilt

Definition 3: farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit

"it takes several people to work the farm"

Definition 4: a haphazard distribution in all directions - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume

"worldwide in distribution" "the distribution of nerve fibers" "in complementary distribution"

(... is a kind of spread ) the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume

Definition 5: the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread

(spread is a kind of ...) the distance around a person's body

Definition 6: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gap between income and outgo
  • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) inequality or difference in some respect

Definition 7: two facing pages of a book or other publication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains

(... is a kind of spread ) the spread at the center of a magazine

(... is a kind of spread ) a magazine center spread; especially a foldout of a large photograph or map or other feature

(... is part of spread) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Definition 8: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

(... is a kind of spread ) the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

(... is a kind of spread ) spreading widely or driving off

(... is a kind of spread ) (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body

"the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"

(... is a kind of spread ) (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex

(... is a kind of spread ) the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

Definition 9: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

"mustard and ketchup are condiments"

(... is a kind of spread ) a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

(... is a kind of spread ) a spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil

(... is a kind of spread ) liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned

(... is a kind of spread ) a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

(... is a kind of spread ) a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt; used in Japanese cooking to make soups or sauces

(... is a kind of spread ) butter seasoned with mashed garlic

(... is a kind of spread ) a paste of fish or shellfish

(... is a kind of spread ) butter blended with mashed anchovies

(... is a kind of spread ) spread made of cheese mixed with butter or cream or cream cheese and seasonings

(... is a kind of spread ) butter blended with chopped lobster or seasoned with essence from lobster shells

(... is a kind of spread ) butter blended with chopped shrimp or seasoned with essence from shrimp shells

(... is a kind of spread ) butter blended with mashed pimento

(... is a kind of spread ) butter blended with minced onion

(... is a kind of spread ) a very sweet white spread resembling marshmallow candy

(... is a kind of spread ) a spread made from ground peanuts

(... is a kind of spread ) ground nuts blended with a little butter

(... is a kind of spread ) a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds

Definition 10: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed - [noun denoting food]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a banquet for the graduating seniors
  • the Thanksgiving feast
  • they put out quite a spread

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) the food served and eaten at one time

Definition 11: cause to become widely known - [verb of communication]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spread information
  • circulate a rumor
  • broadcast the news

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of spread ) distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

(... is a kind of spread ) introduce into an environment

"sow suspicion or beliefs"

(... is a kind of spread ) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

(... is a kind of spread ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize

"We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

(spread has a similar meaning as ...) become widely known and passed on

"the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

Definition 12: become widely known and passed on - [verb of communication]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rumor spread
  • the story went around in the office

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(spread has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become widely known

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

Definition 13: distribute or disperse widely - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The invaders spread their language all over the country

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of spread ) become systemic and spread throughout the body

"this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"

(... is a kind of spread ) go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

"Branches straggling out quite far"

(... is a kind of spread ) distribute anew

"redistribute the troops more strategically"

(... is a kind of spread ) to distribute systematically or strategically

"The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

(... is a kind of spread ) transmit or cause to broaden or spread

"This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"

(... is a kind of spread ) cause to spread in another part of the world

"The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread by scattering (

"straw" "strew toys all over the carpet"

(... is a kind of spread ) pour forth or release

"discharge liquids"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread throughout the body

"the cancer had metastasized and the patient could not be saved"

(... is a kind of spread ) move outward

"The soldiers fanned out"

Definition 14: spread out or open from a closed or folded state - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • open the map
  • spread your arms

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

"I wish I could undo my actions"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread apart

"divaricate one's fingers"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread by opening the leaves of

(... is a kind of spread ) spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

(... is a kind of spread ) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

"butterflied shrimp"

(... is a kind of spread ) change from a crossed to an uncrossed position

"She uncrossed her legs"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread open or apart

"He splayed his huge hands over the table"

Definition 15: become distributed or widespread - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection spread
  • Optimism spread among the population

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread or be communicated

"The fashion did not catch"

Definition 16: cover by spreading something over - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spread the bread with cheese

(spread is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread thickly

"I can't eat bagels without slathering them with cream cheese"

Definition 17: distribute over a surface in a layer - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spread cheese on a piece of bread

Definition 18: strew or distribute over an area - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
  • scatter cards across the table

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread manure, as for fertilization

(... is a kind of spread ) spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

(... is a kind of spread ) spread something around something

(... is a kind of spread ) spread throughout a given area

"the function distributes the values evenly"

Definition 19: move outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The soldiers fanned out

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread gradually

"Light percolated into our house in the morning"

(... is a kind of spread ) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

"ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"

(... is a kind of spread ) be diffused

"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread over a surface, like a mantle

Definition 20: spread across or over - [verb of stative]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A big oil spot spread across the water

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is a kind of ...) span an interval of distance, space or time

"The war extended over five years" "The period covered the turn of the century" "My land extends over the hills on the horizon" "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

(... is a kind of spread ) spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

"The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"

Definition 21: distributed or spread over a considerable extent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • has ties with many widely dispersed friends
  • eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is similar to ...) spread out or scattered about or divided up

Definition 22: fully extended in width - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • outspread wings
  • with arms spread wide

Synonyms for spread in the sense of this definition

(spread is similar to ...) fully extended or stretched forth

"an extended telescope" "his extended legs reached almost across the small room" "refused to accept the extended hand"

Definition 23: prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a table spread with food

(spread is similar to ...) made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

"a prepared statement" "be prepared for emergencies"

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