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Meaning of outspread

out•spread

Pronunciation: (v.out"spred'adj.out'spred'n.out'spred"), [key]
— v., adj., n. -spread, -spread•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to spread out; extend: an eagle outspreading its wings.
—adj.
  1. spread out; stretched out: outspread arms.
  2. diffused abroad; widely disseminated: The outspread news had traveled quickly.
—n.
  1. the act of spreading out; expansion: the rapid outspread of the early American colonists.
  2. something that is spread out; an expanse: a vast outspread of rich farmland.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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