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 for spread
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spread \Spread\, v. i.
     1. To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in
        breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand.
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              Plants, if they spread much, are seldom tall.
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              Governor Winthrop, and his associates at
              Charlestown, had for a church a large, spreading
              tree.                                 --B. Trumbull.
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     2. To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals
        spread with difficulty.
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     3. To be made known more extensively, as news.
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     4. To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease
        spread into all parts of the city. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spread \Spread\ (spr[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spread; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Spreading.] [OE. spreden, AS. spraedan; akin to D.
     spreiden, spreijen, LG. spreden, spreen, spreien, G.
     spreiten, Dan. sprede, Sw. sprida. Cf. Spray water flying
     in drops.]
     1. 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.
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              He bought a parcel of a field where he had spread
              his tent.                             --Gen. xxxiii.
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              Here the Rhone
              Hath spread himself a couch.          --Byron.
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     2. To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great
        or greater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or
        cover a wide or wider space.
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              Rose, as in a dance, the stately trees, and spread
              Their branches hung with copious fruit. --Milton.
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     3. 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 accompanied by
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              They, when they were departed, spread abroad his
              fame in all that country.             --Matt. ix.
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     4. To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to
        spread a disease.
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     5. To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as,
        odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.
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     6. To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure;
        to spread lime on the ground.
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     7. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to
        spread a table.
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              Boiled the flesh, and spread the board. --Tennyson.
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     To spread cloth, to unfurl sail. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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     Syn: To diffuse; propagate; disperse; publish; distribute;
          scatter; circulate; disseminate; dispense.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spread \Spread\,
     imp. & p. p. of Spread, v.
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     Spread eagle.
     (a) An eagle with outspread wings, the national emblem of the
         United States.
     (b) The figure of an eagle, with its wings elevated and its
         legs extended; often met as a device upon military
         ornaments, and the like.
     (c) (Her.) An eagle displayed; an eagle with the wings and
         legs extended on each side of the body, as in the
         double-headed eagle of Austria and Russia. See
         Displayed, 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spread \Spread\, n.
     1. Extent; compass.
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              I have got a fine spread of improvable land.
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     2. Expansion of parts.
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              No flower hath spread like that of the woodbine.
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     3. A cloth used as a cover for a table or a bed.
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     4. A table, as spread or furnished with a meal; hence, an
        entertainment of food; a feast. [Colloq.]
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     5. 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. [Brokers' Cant]
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     6. (Geom.) An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.
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     7. (Finance) 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     8. (Gems) Surface in proportion to the depth of a cut stone.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has
             ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million
             Jews are spread throughout Europe" [syn: dispersed,
      2: prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set
         out; "a table spread with food"
      3: fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread
         wide" [syn: outspread, spread]
      n 1: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide
           expanse of space [syn: spread, spreading]
      2: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;
         "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending
         and borrowing costs" [syn: gap, spread]
      3: farm consisting of a large tract of land along with
         facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
         [syn: ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm]
      4: a haphazard distribution in all directions [syn: scatter,
      5: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in
         preparing other dishes [syn: spread, paste]
      6: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet
         for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they
         put out quite a spread" [syn: banquet, feast, spread]
      7: two facing pages of a book or other publication [syn:
         spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages]
      8: the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age);
         "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
      9: decorative cover for a bed [syn: bedspread, bedcover,
         bed cover, bed covering, counterpane, spread]
      10: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or
          time [syn: spread, spreading]
      v 1: distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their
           language all over the country" [syn: spread,
           distribute] [ant: collect, garner, gather, pull
      2: become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread";
         "Optimism spread among the population" [syn: spread,
      3: spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the
         water" [syn: spread, overspread]
      4: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the
         map"; "spread your arms" [syn: unfold, spread, spread
         out, open] [ant: fold, fold up, turn up]
      5: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
         "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
         circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate,
         propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse,
         pass around]
      6: become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the
         story went around in the office" [syn: go around, spread,
      7: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over
         the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" [syn: spread,
         scatter, spread out]
      8: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" [syn: diffuse,
         spread, spread out, fan out]
      9: cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with
      10: distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a
          piece of bread"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  706 Moby Thesaurus words for "spread":
     aberrate, aberration, accelerated, access, accessible, accession,
     accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, accumbent, accumulate,
     accumulation, acreage, addition, adjunct, advance, advertise,
     affirmed, afghan, aggrandized, aggrandizement, air, airing,
     ampliation, amplification, amplified, amplitude, announce,
     announced, apply, appreciate, appreciation, area, ascent, assign,
     attenuation, augmentation, augmented, balloon, ballooning,
     bandying, banner, banner head, banquet, barbecue, beam,
     become public, bed linen, bedaub, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding,
     bedsheet, bedspread, beefed-up, besmear, bestrew, bigness, blanket,
     bloat, bloated, bloating, board, body, book, boom, boost, boosted,
     boundaries, boundary, bounds, branch, branch out, bread,
     bread and butter, breadth, break, breed, broach, broadcast,
     broadcasting, broaden, broadened, broadening, broadness,
     brought to notice, bruit about, bruiting, bruiting about,
     buffalo robe, buildup, bulk, butter, buzz about, caliber, call,
     caption, carry, carry over, case, centrifugence, cheer, chink,
     circulate, circulated, circulation, circumfuse, circumfusion,
     cleave, cloak, clothes, coat, come forth, come out, comestibles,
     comfort, comforter, common knowledge, common property, communicate,
     communication, compass, conduction, confiture, conserve, consign,
     contagion, contour sheet, convection, couchant, couche,
     counterpane, cover, coverage, coverlet, coverlid, crack, crawling,
     creature comfort, crescendo, crevasse, cuisine, current, cut,
     cut open, dab, daily bread, daub, deal, deal in generalities,
     deal out, decentralization, declared, decumbent, deepen, deepened,
     deliver, delivery, deltoid, deploy, deployment, deport,
     deportation, depth, develop, developing, development, deviation,
     diameter, diapedesis, difference, diffract, diffraction, diffuse,
     diffused, diffusion, dilution, dimension, dimensions, dinner,
     discrete, dispart, dispel, dispensation, dispense, dispersal,
     disperse, dispersed, dispersion, display, dispread, disseminate,
     disseminated, dissemination, dissipate, dissipated, dissipation,
     distance, distance across, distribute, distributed, distribution,
     divaricate, divarication, diverge, divergence, divergency, divide,
     division, drag out, draped, draw out, drop head, dropline,
     eatables, ecumenicize, edema, edibles, eiderdown, elevated,
     elevation, emanate, emptiness, empty space, enamel, encompass,
     enhanced, enlarge, enlarged, enlargement, enlarging, entertainment,
     environ, epigraph, evaporation, evulgation, expand, expanded,
     expanding, expanse, expansion, expel, export, exportation,
     expulsion, extend, extended, extending, extension, extent,
     extradite, extradition, fan, fan out, fan-shape, fan-shaped,
     fanlike, fanned, fanning, fanning out, fare, farm, fast food,
     feast, feed, field, find vent, fissure, fitted sheet, flabelliform,
     flare, flared, flaring, flat, flood, fly about, fly open, food,
     food and drink, foodstuff, fragmentation, fullness, gain,
     gain strength, galactic space, gauge, generalize, get about,
     get abroad, get afloat, get ahead, get around, get exposure, gild,
     girth, glaze, globalize, gloss, go, go about, go away, go forth,
     go off, go out, go the rounds, go up, greatening, greatness,
     groveling, grow, growth, gush, hand forward, hand on, hand over,
     hanger, have currency, head, heading, headline, health food,
     height, heightened, herald, hike, hiked, hiking, hold, holding,
     homestead, impart, import, importation, in circulation, in print,
     incise, increase, increased, increasing, increment, infinite space,
     inflated, inflation, ingesta, intensified, intensify, interchange,
     interstellar space, issuance, issue, jam, jazzed up, jelly, jump,
     jump head, junk food, kitchen stuff, lacquer, landholding,
     lap robe, largeness, latitude, lay, lay on, lay open, lay out,
     layer, leap, legend, length, lie, limits, linen, lolling, lounging,
     lying, made public, magnification, magnified, magnitude,
     make a generalization, make known, make over, make public, mantle,
     margarine, mass, meal, measure, measurement, meat, mess,
     metastasis, metastasize, metathesis, metathesize, metempsychosis,
     migration, motto, mount, mounting, multiplication, multiplied,
     multiply, mushroom, mushrooming, mutual transfer, nothingness,
     oleo, ope, open, open up, osmosis, outer space, outspread,
     outstretch, outstretched, overgrow, overlay, overline, overrun,
     overscatter, oversow, overspread, paint, part, pass, pass on,
     pass over, pass the buck, passage, passing over, paste,
     patchwork quilt, patulous, peddle, peppering, perfuse, perfusion,
     periodical, pillow slip, pillowcase, place, plantation, plaster,
     plate, preserve, prime, printing, proclaimed, procumbent,
     productiveness, profusion, proliferate, proliferated,
     proliferating, proliferation, prolong, promulgate, promulgation,
     prone, pronounce, propagate, propagated, propagation, property,
     proportion, proportions, prostrate, protract, provender, provision,
     public, publication, publicize, publish, published, publishing,
     push, put, put and call, put apart, put out, quilt, radiate,
     radiation, radius, raise, raised, raising, ramify, ranch, range,
     ray, reach, reach out, recite, reclining, recumbent, refection,
     refreshment, regale, regalement, reinforced, relay, rent, repas,
     repast, repeat, reported, reposing, resupine, retail, rift, right,
     rip, rise, rive, robe, rub, rubric, rug, run, run up, running head,
     running title, scale, scarehead, scatter, scattered, scattering,
     scatterment, scope, screamer, see the light, separate, separation,
     set, shed, sheet, sheeting, shoot up, shotgun pattern, size,
     slap on, slather, slip, slit, smear, smear on, smooth, snowball,
     snowballing, sow, sow broadcast, sowing, space, span, sparse,
     spatial extension, spattering, sphere, splay, splayed, splaying,
     split, sporadic, spraddle, spraddled, spraddling, sprangle,
     sprangled, sprangling, sprawl, sprawled, sprawling, sprawly,
     spread about, spread like wildfire, spread on, spread out,
     spread with, spreadhead, spreading, spreading abroad,
     spreading out, spring open, sprinkling, stated, stiffened,
     stock option, straddle, straggling, straggly, strap, streamer,
     strengthen, strengthened, stretch, stretch out, stretched-out,
     strew, strewing, strewn, strip, strown, subhead, subheading,
     subtitle, superficial extension, superscription, supine, surface,
     surge, surround, sustenance, swaddle, sweep, swell, swelling,
     swing open, switch, swollen, table, take in, tap, tar, tear,
     tear open, telecast, telecasting, televise, televised, throw,
     throw open, thrust out, tightened, title, title page, tract,
     transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transfer property,
     transference, transfuse, transfusion, transit, transition,
     translate, translation, translocate, translocation, transmigration,
     transmigration of souls, transmission, transmit, transmittal,
     transmittance, transplace, transplacement, transplant,
     transplantation, transposal, transpose, transposition, travel,
     treat, trumpet, tucker, tumescence, turn over, undercoat, unfold,
     unfolded, unfurl, universalize, unroll, up, upping, upsurge,
     upswing, uptrend, upturn, utter, varnish, vastness, ventilation,
     viands, victuals, vittles, void, volatilization, volume, wash, wax,
     waxing, wide-open, widen, widened, wideness, widening, widespread,
     width, wrap

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