HyperDic: spread

English > 23 senses of the word spread:
VERBcontactspread, distributedistribute or disperse widely
contactspread, propagatebecome distributed or widespread
stativespread, overspreadspread across or over
contactspread, unfold, spread out, openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
communicationspread, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundcause to become widely known
communicationspread, go around, circulatebecome widely known and passed on
motionspread, scatter, spread outstrew or distribute over an area
motionspread, diffuse, spread out, fan outmove outward
contactspreadcover by spreading something over
contactspreaddistribute over a surface in a layer
NOUNeventspread, spreadingprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
attributespread, gapa conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
artifactspread, ranch, cattle ranch, cattle farmfarm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
attributespread, scattera haphazard distribution in all directions
foodspread, pastea tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
foodspread, banquet, feasta meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed / enjoyed / enjoyed
communicationspread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pagestwo facing pages of a book or other publication
attributespreadthe expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
artifactspread, bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpanedecorative cover for a bed
actspread, spreadingact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
ADJECTIVEallspread, disperseddistributed or spread over a considerable extent
allspreadprepared or arranged for a meal
allspread, outspreadfully extended in width
spread > pronunciation
Soundsspreh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > spread: 23 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDistributed or spread over a considerable extent.
Example "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
Synonymdispersed
BroaderdistributedSpread out or scattered about or divided up
Spanishdisperso, esparcido, extendido
Catalandispers, escampat, estès
English > spread: 23 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPrepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out.
Example"a table spread with food"
Broaderpreparedmade ready or fit or suitable beforehand
English > spread: 23 senses > adjective 3
Meaningfully extended in width.
Examples
  • "outspread wings"
  • "with arms spread wide"
Synonymoutspread
Broaderextendedfully extended or stretched forth
Spanishextendido
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.
Synonymspreading
NarrowerdiffusionThe spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
dispersion, scatteringSpreading widely or driving off
invasion(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
irradiation(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
radiationThe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Spanishdiseminación, propagación
Verbsspreadcause to become widely known
spreadbecome widely known and passed on
spreaddistribute or disperse widely
spreadbecome distributed or widespread
spreadstrew or distribute over an area
spreadmove outward
spreadspread across or over
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures.
Example "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
Synonymgap
Broaderdisparityinequality or difference in some respect
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningfarm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle).
Synonymsranch, cattle ranch, cattle farm
Broaderfarmworkplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
Spanishgranja, propagación, rancho
Catalanranxo
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA haphazard distribution in all directions.
Synonymscatter
NarrowerdiffusenessThe spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume
Broaderdistribution, dispersionThe spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
Spanishpropagación
Catalanpropagació
Verbsspreadcause to become widely known
spreadbecome widely known and passed on
spreaddistribute or disperse widely
spreadbecome distributed or widespread
spreadstrew or distribute over an area
spreadmove outward
spreadspread across or over
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 5, food
MeaningA tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes.
Synonympaste
Narroweranchovy butterbutter blended with mashed anchovies
cheese spreadSpread made of cheese mixed with butter or cream or cream cheese and seasonings
fishpasteA paste of fish or shellfish
garlic butterbutter seasoned with mashed garlic
hummus, humus, hommos, hoummos, humousA thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic
lobster butterbutter blended with chopped lobster or seasoned with essence from lobster shells
margarine, margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, margeA spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
marshmallow fluffA very sweet white spread resembling marshmallow candy
misoA thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt
nut butterGround nuts blended with a little butter
onion butterbutter blended with minced onion
pateliver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
peanut butterA spread made from ground peanuts
pimento butterbutter blended with mashed pimento
shrimp butterbutter blended with chopped shrimp or seasoned with essence from shrimp shells
tahiniA thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
tapenadeA spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil
BroadercondimentA preparation (a sauce or relish or spice / spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
Spanishpasta
Catalancrema, pasta
Verbsspreadcover by spreading something over
spreaddistribute over a surface in a layer
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 6, food
MeaningA meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed / enjoyed / enjoyed.
Example "they put out quite a spread"
Synonymsbanquet, feast
Broadermeal, repastThe food served and eaten at one time
Spanishbanquete, comida festiva, comilona, convite, festín, fiesta
Catalanbanquet, convit, festí
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningTwo facing pages of a book or other publication.
Synonymsspread head, spreadhead, facing pages
Part ofpublicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Narrowercenter spread, centre spreadThe spread at the center of a magazine
centerfold, centrefoldA magazine center spread
BroaderpageOne side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
Spanishspreadhead
Catalanpàgina d'enfront, spreadhead
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningThe expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age).
Example"she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
BroadergirthThe distance around a person's body
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaningdecorative cover for a bed.
Synonymsbedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane
NarrowercoverletA decorative bedspread (usually quilted)
quilted bedspreadA bedspread constructed like a thin quilt
Broaderbedclothes, bed clothing, beddingcoverings that are used on a bed
Spanishcobertor, cobertura, colcha, cubrecama, sobrecama
Catalancobertor, cobrellit, vànova
English > spread: 23 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningAct of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.
Synonymspreading
NarrowercirculationThe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
decentralization, decentralisationThe spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusionThe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something
scatter, scattering, strewingThe act of scattering
BroaderextensionAct of expanding in scope
Spanishdifusión, extensión, propagación
Catalandifusió, extensió, propagació
Verbsspreadcause to become widely known
spreaddistribute or disperse widely
spreadbecome distributed or widespread
spreadstrew or distribute over an area
spreadmove outward
spreadspread across or over
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDistribute or disperse widely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The invaders spread their language all over the country"
Synonymdistribute
NarrowerdeployTo distribute systematically or strategically
diffuse, spread, spread out, fan outMove outward
dischargepour forth or release
exportCause to spread in another part of the world
generalize, generaliseBecome systemic and spread throughout the body
metastasize, metastasiseSpread throughout the body
propagatetransmit or cause to broaden or spread
redistributeDistribute anew
sprawl, straggleGo, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
strew, strawspread by scattering ("straw"is archaic)
See alsospread outset out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
spread outmove outward
spread outextend in one or more directions
spread outmove away from each other
Oppositegather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanishdesplegar, dispensar, distribuir, extender
Catalandesplegar, dispensar, distribuir, escampar, estendre's, estendre
Nounsspread, spreadingact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spreadera hand tool for spreading something
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBecome distributed or widespread.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "the infection spread"
  • "Optimism spread among the population"
Synonympropagate
NarrowercatchSpread or be communicated
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishdifundirse, difundir, propagarse, propagar
Catalanpropagar
Nounsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningspread across or over.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"A big oil spot spread across the water"
Synonymoverspread
Narrowertransgressspread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
Broadercover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Spanishdesarrollarse, desparramarse, desplegarse, difundirse, esparcirse, propagarse
Catalandesenvolupar-se, desplegar-se, difondre's, escampar-se, espargir-se, propagar-se
Nounsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spread, spreadingprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningspread out or open from a closed or folded state.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "spread your arms"
Synonymsunfold, spread out, open
Narrowerbutterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
divaricateSpread apart
exfoliateSpread by opening the leaves of
grassspread ... / spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
splaySpread open or apart
uncrosschange from a crossed to an uncrossed position
Broaderundocancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
Oppositefold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Spanishabrir, desdoblar, desplegar, difundir, estrenar, extender, propagar
Catalandesdoblar, desplegar, estendre, estrenar, obrir, propagar
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningCause to become widely known.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"spread information"
Synonymscirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass around
Cause togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Narrowercarry, runInclude as the content
podcastDistribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
sowintroduce into an environment
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Similar togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Spanishdifundir, diseminar, dispensar, dispersar, distribuir, divulgar, esparcir, propagar, repartir
Catalandifondre, dispensar, dispersar, disseminar, distribuir, propagar, repartir
Nounsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spreadingthe opening of a subject / subject to widespread discussion and debate
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningBecome widely known and passed on.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the rumor spread"
Synonymsgo around, circulate
Caused bycirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tocirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Spanishcircular, difundirse, propagarse
Catalancircular, difondre's, escampar-se, espargir-se
Nounsspreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 7, motion
Meaningstrew or distribute over an area.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"He spread fertilizer over the lawn"
Synonymsscatter, spread out
Narrowerbirdlime, limeSpread birdlime on branches to catch birds
circumfuseSpread something around something
distributeSpread throughout a given area
manure, muckSpread manure, as for fertilization
Broadercirculate, pass around, pass on, distributeCause be distributed
Spanishdifundir, dispersar, esparcir, extender, propagar, tender
Catalandispersar, escampar-se, escampar, espargir-se, espargir, estendre, estirar-se, propagar
Nounsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spreadera mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 8, motion
MeaningMove outward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdiffuse, spread out, fan out
NarrowercreepGrow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)
mantlespread over a surface, like a mantle
percolateSpread gradually
run, bleedBe diffused
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishdesplegarse, difundir, diseminar, esparcirse, esparcir, propagarse, propagar, prppagar
Catalanestendre's, propagar-se
Nounsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreada haphazard distribution in all directions
spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningCover by spreading something over.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey spread the bread with melted butter
Example"spread the bread with cheese"
NarrowerslatherSpread thickly
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishpropagar
Catalanpropagar
Nounsspreada tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
spreadera hand tool for spreading something
English > spread: 23 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningDistribute over a surface in a layer.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"spread cheese on a piece of bread"
Spanishesparcir
Catalanescampar
Nounsspreada tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
spreadera hand tool for spreading something

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