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spread

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spread

  1. 1 a decorative cloth used as a top covering for a bed bought a brightly colored spread for summer Synonyms of spread bedcover (also bedcovering), bedspread, coverlet, hap [dialect], counterpaneWords Related to spread comforter, puff, quilt; bedclothes, bedding, clothes

  2. 2 a large fancy meal often accompanied by ceremony or entertainment they really know how to put out a good spread Synonyms of spread banquet, dinner, feed, regale, feastWords Related to spread chow, mess, repast, table; blowout, carnival, festival, fete (or fête), gala, party, shindig; festivity; barbecue, clambake, cookout, fry, luau, roast; buffet, luncheon, smorgasbord

  3. 3 a wide space or area a vast spread of land just waiting to be settled Synonyms of spread breadth, distance, expansion, extent, field, length, plain, reach, sheet, expanse, stretch, wasteWords Related to spread domain, sphere, territory; compass, range, scope, sweep; gamut, scale, spectrum; depth, emptiness, void; extension, latitude, span; amplitude, immensity, magnitude

  4. 4 the distance or extent between possible extremes the spread of grades was from 15 to 79 on that quiz Synonyms of spread diapason, gamut, scale, spectrum, range, stretchWords Related to spread measure, pitch, scale; ambit, amplitude, compass, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width

  5. 5 the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects a spread of nearly 100 miles between farms Synonyms of spread lead, length, remove, spacing, distance, stretch, wayWords Related to spread altitude, area, breadth, depth, height, rise, space, volume, width; extension, extent; cast, range, reach, scope, shot, sweep, throw; drop, fall, flight, haul; berth, clearance


spread

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spread

  1. 1 to cause to be known over a considerable area or by many people spread the news! Synonyms of spread broadcast, circulate, disseminate, propagate Words Related to spread radiate, sprawl; diffuse, dispense, disperse, dissipate, scatter, sow; communicate, convey, impart, pass (on), transmit Near Antonyms of spread cloak, conceal, enshroud, hide, hold (in), mask, obscure, secrete, shroud, veil; contain, limit, restrict

  2. 2 to put a layer of on a surface we spread the fertilizer over the lawn evenly until it was fully covered Synonyms of spread apply, lay, lay on Words Related to spread anoint, bedaub, besmear, dab, daub, plaster, slather, smear; blanket, carpet, coat, cover, layer, mantle, overlay, overlie, overspread, sheet, surface Near Antonyms of spread bare, expose, peel, strip, uncover

  3. 3 to become known once news of the war's end had spread, spontaneous celebrations broke out everywhere Synonyms of spread break, circulate, come out, get about, get around, get round, leak (out), out, get outWords Related to spread develop, transpire, unfold; disclose, reveal, spill, tellNear Antonyms of spread hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete

  4. 4 to cause (something) to pass from one to another living conditions that help to spread chicken pox Synonyms of spread conduct, convey, give, impart, communicate, transfer, transfuse, transmitWords Related to spread deliver, hand over, surrender, turn over; broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, propagate; hand down, hand on; contaminate, infect, poisonNear Antonyms of spread catch, come down (with), contract

  5. 5 to go or move in different directions from a central point the walls of the old barn spread under the weight of the snow on the roof Synonyms of spread branch (out), diverge, divide, fork, part, separateWords Related to spread bestrew, break up, broadcast, clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, distribute, scatter, sow; distance, recede, retreatNear Antonyms of spread assemble, gather, meetAntonyms of spread converge, join

  6. 6 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number dissatisfaction with the new administration is spreading rapidly Synonyms of spread accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, increase, swell, waxWords Related to spread jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of spread contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane



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