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spread

spread

 
 
pronunciation:
spred
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: spread, spreading, spreads
definition 1: to open or stretch out.
He spread the map on the table.She spread her arms to catch the ball.
 
synonyms:
expand, extend, open, stretch
antonyms:
compress
similar words:
unfold
definition 2: to put on in a layer.
She spread some jam on her bread.
synonyms:
smear
similar words:
apply, coat, daub, heap, paint, pave, pile, plaster
definition 3: to scatter or send forth.
Please spread the news that there will be a meeting tonight.
synonyms:
broadcast, disperse, distribute
similar words:
cast, publish, scatter, sift, sow
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of spreading.
She stopped the spread of her spilled milk with a paper towel.
synonyms:
covering, distribution
definition 2: a stretch of open space.
They camped on the spread below the mountains.
synonyms:
expanse, field, reach, stretch, sweep
definition 3: a cloth covering that is put over furniture such as a bed or table.
synonyms:
bedspread, quilt, tablecloth
definition 4: food that can be spread on crackers, bread, vegetables, or other foods.
synonyms:
butter, paste
derivation: spreadable (adj.)
Word Builder: spread +
  • spreader:
    a machine for spreading something on a surface.
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