Meaning of SPREAD in English


noun extent; compass.

2. spread ·noun expansion of parts.

3. spread ·- imp. & ·p.p. of spread, v.

4. spread ·impf & ·p.p. of spread.

5. spread ·vi to be made known more extensively, as news.

6. spread ·noun an unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.

7. spread ·noun a cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed.

8. spread ·add. ·noun surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone.

9. spread ·vi to be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty.

10. spread ·noun a table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an entertainment of food; a feast.

11. spread ·vi to be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city.

12. spread ·vt to prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table.

13. spread ·vt to propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease.

14. spread ·vt to strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground.

15. spread ·vt to diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.

xvi. spread ·vi to extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand.

xvii. spread ·vt to extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space.

xviii. spread ·noun a privilege which one person buys of another, of demanding certain shares of stock at a certain price, or of delivering the same shares of stock at another price, within a time agreed upon.

xix. spread ·vt to divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report;

— often acompanied by abroad.

xx. spread ·vt to extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail.

xxi. spread ·add. ·noun an arbitrage transaction operated by buying and selling simultaneously in two separate markets, as chicago and new york, when there is an abnormal difference in price between the two markets. it is called a back spreadwhen the difference in price is less than the normal one.

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