Results for spread

Definitions of spread:

part of speech: noun

Extension; extent; a covering for a bed, table, etc.

part of speech: verb

To stretch or expand to a broader surface; to extend; to cover; to expand itself in all directions; to be extended or stretched; to circulate, as news or fame; to cause to be extensively known; to diffuse; to scatter over a surface; to fill or cover a wider space.

part of speech: noun

Extent; compass.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

Extent: compass: expansion of parts: a cloth used as a cover, as a bed spread.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To be extended or scattered.

part of speech: verb transitive

To scatter or extend over a surface; as, to spread butter on bread; to cover with a thin layer; as, to spread bread with butter; to publish or make widely known; as, to spread a report; unfold; open; as, a plant spreads its leaves; diffuse; as, to spread a disease.

part of speech: verb transitive

To scatter abroad or in all directions: to stretch: to extend: to overlay: to shoot out, as branches: to circulate, as news: to cause to affect numbers, as a disease: to diffuse: to set with provisions, as a table.

part of speech: noun

A covering.

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