Definition of Spread


  • act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  • decorative cover for a bed
    - bed cover - bed covering
  • the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
    "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
  • two facing pages of a book or other publication
    - spread head - spreadhead - facing pages
  • a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
    "a banquet for the graduating seniors"
    "the Thanksgiving feast"
    "they put out quite a spread"
  • a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
  • a haphazard distribution in all directions
  • farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
    - cattle ranch - cattle farm
  • a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    "gap between income and outgo"
    "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
  • process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space


  • distribute over a surface in a layer
    "spread cheese on a piece of bread"
  • cover by spreading something over
    "spread the bread with cheese"
  • move outward
    "The soldiers fanned out"
    - spread out - fan out
  • strew or distribute over an area
    "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"
    "scatter cards across the table"
    - spread out
  • become widely known and passed on
    "the rumor spread"
    "the story went around in the office"
    - go around
  • cause to become widely known
    "spread information"
    "circulate a rumor"
    "broadcast the news"
    - pass around
  • spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    "open the map"
    "spread your arms"
    - spread out
  • spread across or over
    "A big oil spot spread across the water"
  • become distributed or widespread
    "the infection spread"
    "Optimism spread among the population"
  • distribute or disperse widely
    "The invaders spread their language all over the country"


  • fully extended in width
    "outspread wings"
    "with arms spread wide"
  • prepared or arranged for a meal
    especially having food set out
    "a table spread with food"
  • distributed or spread over a considerable extent
    "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"
    "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Spread

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Unscramble spread

134 unscramble word found using the letters spread.

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