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1 spread

Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.

synonym: spreading.

Roget 35: increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilatation etc. (expansion) 194; increment, accretion; accession etc. 37; development, ... show more

Roget 73: dispersion; disjunction etc. 44; divergence etc. 291; aspersion; scattering etc. v.; dissemination, diffusion, dissipation, ... show more

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Dutch: verstuiving
Polish: poszerzenie się, rozprzestrzenienie się, rozszerzenie się

2 spread

A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures:
— The spread between lending and borrowing costs.

synonym: gap.

Polish: dziura, luka, wyrwa

3 spread

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

synonyms: cattle farm, cattle ranch, ranch.

Dutch: farm, landgoed, ranch, rancho, veefokkerij, veehouderij
Polish: rancho, ranczo

4 spread

A haphazard distribution in all directions.

synonym: scatter.

5 spread

A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes.

synonym: paste.

Polish: pasta

6 spread

A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed:
— They put out quite a spread.

synonyms: banquet, feast.

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Dutch: banket, feestmaal, festijn, koningsmaal

7 spread

Two facing pages of a book or other publication.

synonyms: facing pages, spread head, spreadhead.

8 spread

The expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age).

9 spread

Decorative cover for a bed.

synonyms: bed cover, bed covering, bedcover, bedspread, counterpane.

Dutch: beddensprei, beddesprei, bedsprei, sprei
Polish: nakrycie, okrycie, przykrycie

10 spread

Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.

synonym: spreading.

Dutch: spreiding
Polish: rozprzestrzenianie


1 spread

Distribute or disperse widely:
— The invaders spread their language all over the country.

synonym: distribute.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Dutch: verspreiden

2 spread

Become distributed or widespread:
— The infection spread.
— Optimism spread among the population.

synonym: propagate.

Dutch: voortwoekeren

3 spread

Spread across or over:
— A big oil spot spread across the water.

synonym: overspread.

Dutch: verbreiden, verspreiden, verspreiden boven

4 spread

Spread out or open from a closed or folded state:
— Spread your arms.

synonyms: open, spread out, unfold.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: ontvouwen, openvouwen, uitvouwen

5 spread

Cause to become widely known:
— Spread information.

synonyms: broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate.

Roget 291: diverge, divaricate, radiate; ramify; branch off, glance off, file off; fly off, fly off at a tangent; spread, scatter, disperse etc. ... show more

Roget 531: publish; make public, make known etc. (information) 527; speak of, talk of; broach, utter; put forward; circulate, propagate, ... show more

Roget 73: disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, ... show more

Dutch: verspreiden, uitdragen, rondbazuinen, rondbrieven, rondstrooien, uitbrieven

6 spread

Become widely known and passed on:
— The rumor spread.

synonyms: circulate, go around.

Dutch: circuleren

7 spread

Strew or distribute over an area:
— He spread fertilizer over the lawn.

synonyms: scatter, spread out.

8 spread

Move outward.

synonyms: diffuse, fan out, spread out.

Dutch: uitwaaieren, uitzwermen, verspreiden

9 spread

Cover by spreading something over.

10 spread

Distribute over a surface in a layer.


1 spread

Distributed or spread over a considerable extent:
— Eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe.

synonym: dispersed.

2 spread

Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out.

3 spread

Fully extended in width:
— Outspread wings.
— With arms spread wide.

synonym: outspread.

Moby thesaurus: aberrate, aberration, accelerated, access, accessible, accession, accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, accumbent, accumulate, accumulation, acreage, addition, adjunct, advance, advertise, affirmed, afghan ... show more.

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