Synonyms of spread


1. spread, spreading, change of location, travel

usage: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

2. gap, spread, disparity

usage: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

3. ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm, farm

usage: farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

4. scatter, spread, distribution, dispersion

usage: a haphazard distribution in all directions

5. spread, paste, condiment

usage: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

6. banquet, feast, spread, meal, repast

usage: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"

7. spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages, page

usage: two facing pages of a book or other publication

8. spread, girth

usage: the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"

9. bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane, spread, bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding

usage: decorative cover for a bed

10. spread, spreading, extension

usage: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time


1. spread, distribute

usage: distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

2. spread, propagate, move

usage: become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"

3. spread, overspread, cover, continue, extend

usage: spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"

4. unfold, spread, spread out, open, undo

usage: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

5. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around, publicize, publicise, air, bare

usage: cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

6. go around, spread, circulate, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

7. spread, scatter, spread out, circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute

usage: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

8. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out, spread, distribute

usage: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

9. spread, cover

usage: cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"

10. spread

usage: distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"


1. dispersed, spread, distributed (vs. concentrated)

usage: distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"

2. spread, prepared (vs. unprepared)

usage: prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food"

3. outspread, spread, extended (vs. unextended)

usage: fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"

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Definition and meaning of spread (Dictionary)