Textual thesaurus for "spread"

(adj) dispersed

distributed or spread over a considerable extent

has ties with many widely dispersed friends; eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe

(adj) outspread

fully extended in width

outspread wings; with arms spread wide

(noun) spreading

act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

(noun) bedcover, bedspread, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane

decorative cover for a bed

(noun) ranch, cattle farm, cattle ranch

farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

(noun) gap

a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

gap between income and outgo; the spread between lending and borrowing costs

(noun) scatter

a haphazard distribution in all directions

(noun) spread head, spreadhead, facing pages

two facing pages of a book or other publication

(noun) spreading

process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(noun) banquet, feast

a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

a banquet for the graduating seniors; the Thanksgiving feast; they put out quite a spread

(noun) paste

a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

(verb) diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, propagate

cause to become widely known

spread information; circulate a rumor; broadcast the news

(verb) circulate, go around

become widely known and passed on

the rumor spread; the story went around in the office

(verb) distribute

distribute or disperse widely

The invaders spread their language all over the country

(verb) propagate

become distributed or widespread

the infection spread; Optimism spread among the population

(verb) spread out, unfold, open

spread out or open from a closed or folded state

open the map; spread your arms

(verb) diffuse, fan out, spread out

move outward

The soldiers fanned out

(verb) spread out, scatter

strew or distribute over an area

He spread fertilizer over the lawn; scatter cards across the table

(verb) overspread

spread across or over

A big oil spot spread across the water