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(1)   Distributed or spread over a considerable extent
"Has ties with many widely dispersed friends"
"Eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
(2)   Fully extended in width
"Outspread wings"
"With arms spread wide"
(3)   Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out
"A table spread with food"


(4)   Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
(5)   Decorative cover for a bed
(6)   Farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
(7)   A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
"Gap between income and outgo"
"The spread between lending and borrowing costs"
(8)   A haphazard distribution in all directions
(9)   The expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
"She exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
(10)   Two facing pages of a book or other publication
(11)   Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
(12)   A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
"A banquet for the graduating seniors"
"The Thanksgiving feast"
"They put out quite a spread"
(13)   A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers


(14)   Cause to become widely known
"Spread information"
"Circulate a rumor"
"Broadcast the news"
(15)   Become widely known and passed on
"The rumor spread"
"The story went around in the office"
(16)   Distribute or disperse widely
"The invaders spread their language all over the country"
(17)   Become distributed or widespread
"The infection spread"
"Optimism spread among the population"
(18)   Spread out or open from a closed or folded state
"Open the map"
"Spread your arms"
(19)   Move outward
"The soldiers fanned out"
(20)   Strew or distribute over an area
"He spread fertilizer over the lawn"
"Scatter cards across the table"
(21)   Spread across or over
"A big oil spot spread across the water"


  1. To put one’s legs apart.
  2. To divide something in a homogeneous way.
  3. To scatter.
  4. To put butter or jam onto bread.
  5. To expand.
    Missionaries spread their religion's teachings.
  6. To expand.
    The disease had spread into remote villages.


  1. The act of spreading or something that has been spread.
  2. An expanse of land.
  3. A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).
  4. A large meal, especially one laid out on a table.
  5. Any form of food designed to be spread onto a slice of bread etc.
  6. An item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page.
  7. A numerical difference.
  8. The difference between the wholesale and retail prices.
  9. The difference between the price of a futures month and the price of another month of the same commodity.
  10. The purchase of a futures contract of one delivery month against the sale of another futures delivery month of the same commodity.
  11. The purchase of one delivery month of one commodity against the sale of that same delivery month of a different commodity.
  12. An arbitrage transaction of the same commodity in two markets, executed to take advantage of a profit from price discrepancies.
  13. The difference between bidding and asking price.
  14. The difference between the prices of two similar items.