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Synonyms for spread

Synonyms for spread

to move or arrange so as to cover a larger area

to extend over the surface of

to cause (a disease) to pass to another or others

to become known far and wide

to arrange tableware upon (a table) in preparation for a meal

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the act of increasing in dimensions, scope, or inclusiveness

a wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

a large meal elaborately prepared or served

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

a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

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

a haphazard distribution in all directions

a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

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two facing pages of a book or other publication

the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)

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become distributed or widespread

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spread across or over

spread out or open from a closed or folded state

cover by spreading something over

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distributed or spread over a considerable extent

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prepared or arranged for a meal

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fully extended in width

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References in classic literature ?
Continuing to mount the stories of this amphitheatre of palaces spread out afar upon the ground, after crossing a deep ravine hollowed out of the roofs in the Town, which marked the passage of the Rue Saint-Antoine, the eye reached the house of Angoulême, a vast construction of many epochs, where there were perfectly new and very white parts, which melted no better into the whole than a red patch on a blue doublet.
spread out, with rich compartments of verdure and of flowers, a velvet carpet of cultivated land and royal parks, in the midst of which one recognized, by its labyrinth of trees and alleys, the famous Daedalus garden which Louis XI.
Between the Rue Saint-Martin and the Rue Saint- Denis, spread the enclosure of the Trinité.
However, admirable as the Paris of to-day may seem to you, reconstruct the Paris of the fifteenth century, call it up before you in thought; look at the sky athwart that surprising forest of spires, towers, and belfries; spread out in the centre of the city, tear away at the point of the islands, fold at the arches of the bridges, the Seine, with its broad green and yellow expanses, more variable than the skin of a serpent; project clearly against an azure horizon the Gothic profile of this ancient Paris.
Lend an ear, then, to this concert of bell towers; spread over all the murmur of half a million men, the eternal plaint of the river, the infinite breathings of the wind, the grave and distant quartette of the four forests arranged upon the hills, on the horizon, like immense stacks of organ pipes; extinguish, as in a half shade, all that is too hoarse and too shrill about the central chime, and say whether you know anything in the world more rich and joyful, more golden, more dazzling, than this tumult of bells and chimes;--than this furnace of music,--than these ten thousand brazen voices chanting simultaneously in the flutes of stone, three hundred feet high,--than this city which is no longer anything but an orchestra,--than this symphony which produces the noise of a tempest.
Beginning with 1367, the city spreads to such an extent into the suburbs, that a new wall becomes necessary, particularly on the right bank; Charles V.
But when you add them all up, it's clear that we can affect the spread of tumors in animals by altering fat intake.
With Capital Gains Tax having risen to 28% in 2010 for higher rate tax payers, and spread betting profits being currently free of CGT and stamp duty*, it is no surprise that spread betting is a rapidly-expanding area of financial trading.
For traders seeking tight spreads with no expiry date, rolling spread bets are the natural choice.
Many zoonoses with a wildlife origin are spread through insect vectors.
The IRS still permits taxpayers to spread positive Sec.
Line bottom of baking pan with cake slices, cutting slices as needed to fit pan; spread with 1/4 cup fruit spread.
The gene, called LUNX, is active only in lung tissue and in tumor tissue that originated there and spread.
At just three grams of fat--less than a half-gram of it saturated--per tablespoon, the corn oil spread has half the fat and calories of most "diet" spreads.
As financial spread betting looks set to continue growing over the next twelve months, this could be the perfect time to get involved.