Associations to the word «Spread»


SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To stretch out, open out (a material etc.) so that it more fully covers a given area of space. [from 13th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To extend (individual rays, limbs etc.); to stretch out in varying or opposing directions. [from 13th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To disperse, to scatter or distribute over a given area. [from 13th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (intransitive) To proliferate; to become more widely present, to be disseminated. [from 13th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To disseminate; to cause to proliferate, to make (something) widely known or present. [from 14th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (intransitive) To take up a larger area or space; to expand, be extended. [from 14th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To smear, to distribute in a thin layer. [from 16th c.]
SPREAD, verb. (transitive) To cover (something) with a thin layer of some substance, as of butter. [from 16th c.]
SPREAD, verb. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions.
SPREAD, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To open one’s legs. [from 20th c.]
SPREAD, noun. The act of spreading or something that has been spread.
SPREAD, noun. An expanse of land.
SPREAD, noun. A large tract of land used to raise livestock; a cattle ranch.
SPREAD, noun. A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).
SPREAD, noun. A large meal, especially one laid out on a table.
SPREAD, noun. (bread, etc.) Any form of food designed to be spread such as butters or jams
SPREAD, noun. An item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page.
SPREAD, noun. A numerical difference.
SPREAD, noun. (business) (economics) The difference between the wholesale and retail prices.
SPREAD, noun. (trading) (economics) (finance) The difference between the price of a futures month and the price of another month of the same commodity.
SPREAD, noun. (trading) (finance) The purchase of a futures contract of one delivery month against the sale of another futures delivery month of the same commodity.
SPREAD, noun. (trading) (finance) The purchase of one delivery month of one commodity against the sale of that same delivery month of a different commodity.
SPREAD, noun. (trading) An arbitrage transaction of the same commodity in two markets, executed to take advantage of a profit from price discrepancies.
SPREAD, noun. (trading) The difference between bidding and asking price.
SPREAD, noun. (finance) The difference between the prices of two similar items.
SPREAD, noun. (geometry) An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.
SPREAD, noun. The surface in proportion to the depth of a cut gemstone.
SPREAD BET, noun. A spread betting bet or investment transaction
SPREAD BETTING, noun. A form of gambling (or investment) in which a bookmaker (or broker) predicts a range of outcomes (or share price movements) and the better (or investor) places a stake on a higher or lower result and thus wins or loses a multiple of that stake, the multiple depending on the accuracy of the prediction
SPREAD EAGLE, noun. A position of a body involving full extension of the limbs with both fore- and hind-limbs spread wide, usually referring to humans or heraldic eagles
SPREAD EAGLE, noun. (figure skating) A move in which a skater glides on both feet, the toes turned out to the sides, heels facing each other.
SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE, verb. (intransitive) (simile) To spread or disseminate rapidly or uncontrollably.
SPREAD LIMIT, noun. (poker) A poker game where bets and raises can be any amount between a specified minimum and a specified maximum.
SPREAD OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) Become further apart.
SPREAD OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To place items further apart.
SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATION, noun. A form of electromagnetic communication in which the signal frequency or bandwidth is spread beyond that required, rendering it more difficult to intercept or jam, or to send multiple signals over the same band
SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATIONS, noun. Plural of spread spectrum communication

Dictionary definition

SPREAD, noun. Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.
SPREAD, noun. A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs".
SPREAD, noun. Farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle).
SPREAD, noun. A haphazard distribution in all directions.
SPREAD, noun. A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes.
SPREAD, noun. A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread".
SPREAD, noun. Two facing pages of a book or other publication.
SPREAD, noun. The expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread".
SPREAD, noun. Decorative cover for a bed.
SPREAD, noun. Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.
SPREAD, verb. Distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country".
SPREAD, verb. Become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population".
SPREAD, verb. Spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water".
SPREAD, verb. Spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms".
SPREAD, verb. Cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news".
SPREAD, verb. Become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office".
SPREAD, verb. Strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table".
SPREAD, verb. Move outward; "The soldiers fanned out".
SPREAD, verb. Cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese".
SPREAD, verb. Distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread".
SPREAD, adjective. Distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe".
SPREAD, adjective. Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food".
SPREAD, adjective. Fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche