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Noun
The process of becoming greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“Removal of a tree killed by pine wilt is essential to limit the spread of this disease.”
Noun
A large and impressively elaborate meal
“There was a nice spread at the party with everything from little nibbles to large sandwiches and pizzas.”
Noun
The range or variety of something
“The merchant had an impressive spread of trinkets for sale.”
Noun
The extent, width, or area covered by something
“The spread of income in the population ranged from virtually nothing to billions.”
Noun
An expanse or amount of something
“The park has a large spread of green where we can indulge in some fun and games.”
Noun
A bedspread
“The sheets were rather soiled, but she covered the stains with a patchwork spread.”
Noun
Two facing pages in a book, newspaper or magazine
“The magazine had a double-page spread on what Kim Kardashian had for a pre-dinner snack.”
Noun
A large tract of land used to raise livestock
“Can't wait till I get my own spread and won't have to put up with Joe Aguirre's nonsense no more.”
Verb
(of a material) To stretch or open out
“The caretakers would painstakingly spread the mural across the gallery's wall.”
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To gradually reach or cause to reach a wider area or more people
“He would use every opportunity at his disposal to spread his message of peace and love.”
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To apply as a coating
“I like to spread a good amount of butter on my raisin toast each morning.”
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To become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“The retail service area would spread up and down the West Coast from San Francisco to Seattle and inland as far as Bend.”
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To go or move in different directions from a central point
“I have heard the legend of a man who would spread the Red Sea in two.”
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To be displayed to its fullest extent
“From the summit, we could see the spectacular valley that spread out below us.”
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To distribute or be distributed loosely or evenly
“Piles of junk were spread all over the hoarder's apartment.”
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(of light, liquid, color, etc.) To diffuse via a source
“The sun would spread light and warmth throughout the little town as it arose.”
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To persist over a period of time
“The course would spread over a five-week period.”
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