Meaning of spread

Definition of spread

(adj) distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"
fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"
(noun) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
a haphazard distribution in all directions
a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
two facing pages of a book or other publication
the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
decorative cover for a bed
act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
(verb) distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

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