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[n] act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
[n] decorative cover for a bed
[n] farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
[n] a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
[n] a haphazard distribution in all directions
[n] two facing pages of a book or other publication
[n] process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
[n] a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
[adj] distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
[adj] fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"
[adj] prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"
[v] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
[v] become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
[v] distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
[v] become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
[v] spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
[v] distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"
[v] cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
[v] move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
[v] strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
[v] spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"

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