1 distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe" [syn: dispersed]
2 prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"
3 fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide" [syn: outspread]
1 process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space [syn: spreading]
2 a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs" [syn: gap]
3 farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) [syn: ranch, cattle ranch, cattle farm]
4 a haphazard distribution in all directions [syn: scatter]
5 a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers [syn: paste]
6 a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread" [syn: banquet, feast]
8 the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
10 act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time [syn: spreading]
1 distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country" [syn: distribute] [ant: gather]
2 become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population" [syn: propagate]
3 spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water" [syn: overspread]
4 spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" [syn: unfold, spread out, open] [ant: fold]
5 cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass around]
6 become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office" [syn: go around, circulate]
7 strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" [syn: scatter, spread out]
9 cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
10 distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"
- Rhymes: -ɛd
to put one’s legs apart
to divide something in a homogeneous way
to put butter or jam onto bread
(transitive) to expand
(intransitive) to expand
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Chinese: 散開, 散开 (sànkāi)
- ttbc French: étendre(1), éparpiller (2), deferler (3),
- ttbc Hungarian: szétterjeszteni
- ttbc Indonesian: menyebar, menyiarkan, menyebarluaskan
- ttbc Italian: stendere, allargare (1), dividere (2), spargere, diffondere (3), spalmare (burro o marmellata) (4)
- ttbc Korean:
- ttbc Spanish: extender, desplegar
- ttbc Swedish: sprida
- ttbc Telugu: చాపు (chaapu) (1), పరచు (parachu) (2)
- 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 occupies more than one column or page.
- A numerical difference.
something that has been spread
- Finnish: levite
- Japanese: 拡散, 展開
expanse of land
piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread)
large meal, especially one laid out on a table
item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page
Spread may refer to:
- Statistical dispersion
- Spread (food), an edible paste put on other foods
- the score difference being wagered on in spread betting
- the measure of line inclination in rational trigonometry
- Temperature-Dewpoint spread, dew point depression
- Two-page spread a redundant term, also simply called "spread", referring to two adjacent, facing pages in a magazine or other publication with conjoined or connected content
- In finance, the difference in price between related securities,
- Bid/offer spread, between the buying and selling price of a commodity or security
- Spread trade, between two related securities or commodities
- Option adjusted spread, on mortgage backed securities where the borrower has the right to repay in full
- Yield spread, difference in percentage rate of return of two instruments
- Yield curve spread, on mortgage backed securities
- Credit spread (bond), on bonds
- a term used for speed reading in American high school debate.
- The laying of Tarot cards in a certain manner
- Seafloor spreading, the process leading to continental drift
- Spread spectrum, communications signals over a range of frequencies
- Spread trader, holding positions in related securities, to trade the difference in price
- Spread offense, an offensive scheme in American Football designed to stretch the field horizontally
- Spread limit, a limit on a raise in poker
- Spread polynomials, a polynomial sequence arising in rational trigonometry
- $pread, a quarterly magazine by and for sex workers
- "Spread", a song by OutKast from their 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
- Spread Toolkit - an open source toolkit that provides a high performance messaging service
spread in German: Spread
spread in French: Spread
spread in Japanese: スプレッド
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