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Spread meaning

spread - 27 dictionary results

  1. 1. the expansion of a person's girth ( especially at middle age); " she exercised to avoid that middle- aged spread"
  2. 2. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; " a banquet for the graduating seniors"; " the Thanksgiving feast"; " they put out quite a spread"
  3. 3. distribute over a surface in a layer; " spread cheese on a piece of bread"
  4. 4. cover by spreading something over; " spread the bread with cheese"
  5. 5. An arbitrage transaction operated by buying and selling simultaneously in two separate markets, as Chicago and New York, when there is an abnormal difference in price between the two markets. It is called a back spreadwhen the difference in price is less than the normal one.
  6. 6. Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone.
  7. 7. of Spread
  8. 8. To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail.
  9. 9. To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space.
  10. 10. To divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report; -- often acompanied by abroad.
  11. 11. To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease.
  12. 12. To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.
  13. 13. To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground.
  14. 14. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table.
  15. 15. To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand.
  16. 16. To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty.
  17. 17. To be made known more extensively, as news.
  18. 18. To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city.
  19. 19. Extent; compass.
  20. 20. Expansion of parts.
  21. 21. A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed.
  22. 22. A table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an entertainment of food; a feast.
  23. 23. A privilege which one person buys of another, of demanding certain shares of stock at a certain price, or of delivering the same shares of stock at another price, within a time agreed upon.
  24. 24. An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.
  25. 25. imp. & amp; p. p. of Spread, v.
  26. 26. To extend; cause to cover a surface; circulate; diffuse; set with provisions.
  27. 27. To extend; expand; be diffused.

spread - examples of usage

  1. " The day after they put it in his room he came in with a great black cloth, which he spread over it. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. If the wind fell the fire would advance but slowly, and would hardly spread to the north at all. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. The animal will immediately go stiff behind, the legs being spread apart. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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