Definition of SPREAD

  1. (noun)process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  2. (noun)a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
  3. (noun)farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
  4. (noun)a haphazard distribution in all directions
  5. (noun)a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
  6. (noun)a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
  7. (noun)two facing pages of a book or other publication
  8. (noun)the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
  9. (noun)decorative cover for a bed
  10. (noun)act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  11. (verb)distribute or disperse widely
  12. (verb)become distributed or widespread
  13. (verb)spread across or over
  14. (verb)spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  15. (verb)cause to become widely known
  16. (verb)become widely known and passed on
  17. (verb)strew or distribute over an area
  18. (verb)move outward
  19. (verb)cover by spreading something over
  20. (verb)distribute over a surface in a layer
  21. (adj)distributed or spread over a considerable extent
  22. (adj)prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out
  23. (adj)fully extended in width