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  1. [noun] process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    Synonyms: ing

  2. [noun] a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
    Synonyms: gap

  3. [noun] farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
    Synonyms: ranch, cattle ranch, cattle farm

  4. [noun] a haphazard distribution in all directions
    Synonyms: scatter

  5. [noun] a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
    Synonyms: paste

  6. [noun] a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
    Synonyms: banquet, feast

  7. [noun] two facing pages of a book or other publication
    Synonyms: head, head, facing pages

  8. [noun] the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"

  9. [noun] decorative cover for a bed
    Synonyms: bedbedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane

  10. [noun] act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
    Synonyms: ing

  11. [verb] distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
    Synonyms: distribute

  12. [verb] become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
    Synonyms: propagate

  13. [verb] spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
    Synonyms: over

  14. [verb] spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
    Synonyms: unfold, out, open

  15. [verb] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
    Synonyms: circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass around

  16. [verb] become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
    Synonyms: go around, circulate

  17. [verb] strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
    Synonyms: scatter, out

  18. [verb] move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
    Synonyms: diffuse, out, fan out

  19. [verb] cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"

  20. [verb] distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

  21. [adjective] distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
    Synonyms: dispersed

  22. [adjective] prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"

  23. [adjective] fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"
    Synonyms: out


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