Synonyms for spread

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : spred
Phonetic Transcription : sprɛd

Top 10 synonyms for spread Other synonyms for the word spread

Définition of spread

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.
  • noun expansion, development; extent
  • noun outlay of food, meal
  • verb open or fan out
  • verb publicize
Example sentences :
  • Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The fame of the Nile valley must have spread at an early date.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Of course, we all like to play with fire, but I always put it out before it can spread.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • We began the 19th century with a choice, to spread our nation from coast to coast.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • When the news had spread, others came to join him, and he could not refuse.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • This will permit the bird to be spread apart, as in Fig. 25.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Of course word had spread that the beautiful Miss Winship was expected.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Then he spread out his two bags, folded them together again, and then again.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Then they tore out the dam, rinsed the screen and spread it over a rock to dry.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It was an invincible smile, that, little by little, spread over her whole face.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for spread

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