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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.”
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A large and impressively elaborate meal
“There was a nice spread at the party with everything from little nibbles to large sandwiches and pizzas.”
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The range or variety of something
“The merchant had an impressive spread of trinkets for sale.”
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The extent, width, or area covered by something
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“The spread of income in the population ranged from virtually nothing to billions.”
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An expanse or amount of something
“The park has a large spread of green where we can indulge in some fun and games.”
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A bedspread
“The sheets were rather soiled, but she covered the stains with a patchwork spread.”
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Two facing pages in a book, newspaper or magazine
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“The magazine had a double-page spread on what Kim Kardashian had for a pre-dinner snack.”
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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.”
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An advancement in progress or development
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An increase in quantity, size, or degree
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The act of propagating or spreading of ideas, beliefs etc.
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An edible spread used to flavor foods
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A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
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A large or protruding belly
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A very large house
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Arrangement
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A liquid substance used to form a smooth, shiny coating on food
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The title (normally in a large and distinctive font) of a newspaper at the top of the front page
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Permeation or flood
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Scope for freedom of action or thought
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The act or an instance of penetrating
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Communication whose purpose is to influence potential customers about products and services
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An advance made into a place or area, literally or figuratively
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A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk)
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A sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
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A list of dishes available at an establishment serving food
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The process of the formation and growth of cities
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A small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite
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A large rug, especially an oriental one
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A splendid display
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Structure, composition
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The state, condition or measure of being contagious
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(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
“From here the virus would spread to neighboring regions via the very roads and railways these construction workers were building.”
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To communicate a message or information to a wide audience
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“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
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“I like to spread a good amount of butter on my raisin toast each morning.”
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To develop, increase or grow rapidly
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“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 diverge into two or more separate paths
“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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To convince someone to join such a cause or organization or support such a position, to recruit someone
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To become known (as of a fact or information)
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To be successful
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To express verbally
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To drip or dribble down vertically (in drops)
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To be, or cause to be, wide open
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To come from or have its origin from
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To cause diffraction
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To make something widespread and favorable to the masses
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To develop gradually
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Spend lavishly
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Spread gradually through an area or group of people
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To place (a piece of cloth) somewhere casually
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To have made a quantity bigger
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To offer for discussion or debate
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To preserve from extinction or oblivion
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To beget or conceive (offspring)
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To distribute, to hand out
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To provide full information about
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To swell or extend outward
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To scatter, or be scattered, in a messy way
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To spread or extend outwards from, or as if from, a central point
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To free from breaks, curves, or bumps
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Gradually spread through or over
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To linger behind or wander from a main line or part
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To create different forms of
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To make open
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To retreat from something frightening or dangerous