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Synonyms for spread
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spread, spreading(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, public exposure, cattle farm, spreading, dissemination, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages, airing

    Antonyms:
    unprepared, unextended, concentrated, pull together, collect, gather, garner

  2. gap, spread(noun)

    a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

    "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

    Synonyms:
    bedcover, spreading, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, facing pages, crack, interruption, cattle farm, break, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, disruption, bed cover, opening, gap, paste, ranch, col

    Antonyms:
    unextended, unprepared, concentrated, gather, garner, pull together, collect

  3. ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    unextended, unprepared, concentrated, collect, pull together, gather, garner

  4. scatter, spread(noun)

    a haphazard distribution in all directions

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, scattering, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, strewing, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    unextended, concentrated, unprepared, collect, pull together, garner, gather

  5. spread, paste(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, cattle farm, spreading, library paste, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, gather, collect, pull together, garner

  6. banquet, feast, spread(noun)

    a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

    "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, fiesta, fete, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, cattle farm, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    unprepared, concentrated, unextended, collect, garner, pull together, gather

  7. spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages(noun)

    two facing pages of a book or other publication

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, pull together, gather, garner, collect

  8. spread(noun)

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

    "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, garner, pull together, collect, gather

  9. bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane, spread(noun)

    decorative cover for a bed

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unextended, unprepared, gather, pull together, garner, collect

  10. spread, spreading(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, bedcover, public exposure, cattle farm, spreading, dissemination, bedspread, scatter, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, facing pages, airing

    Antonyms:
    unextended, concentrated, unprepared, pull together, gather, garner, collect

  11. dispersed, spread(adj)

    distributed or spread over a considerable extent

    "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"

    Synonyms:
    dispersed, outspread

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, garner, collect, pull together, gather

  12. spread(adj)

    prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out

    "a table spread with food"

    Synonyms:
    dispersed, outspread

    Antonyms:
    unextended, unprepared, concentrated, garner, collect, pull together, gather

  13. outspread, spread(verb)

    fully extended in width

    "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"

    Synonyms:
    dispersed, outspread

    Antonyms:
    unextended, unprepared, concentrated, pull together, garner, collect, gather

  14. spread, distribute(verb)

    distribute or disperse widely

    "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

    Synonyms:
    circulate, shell out, lot, pass on, dish out, deal out, allot, overspread, dispense, dole out, unfold, spread out, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, administer, give out, fan out, open, go around, pass around, hand out, mete out, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, scatter, circularise, stagger, disseminate

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, gather, garner, pull together, collect

  15. spread, propagate(verb)

    become distributed or widespread

    "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, unfold, pass around, overspread, disseminate, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, scatter, circularize, go around, propagate, circulate, disperse, distribute, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unextended, concentrated, unprepared, garner, pull together, gather, collect

  16. spread, overspread(verb)

    spread across or over

    "A big oil spot spread across the water"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, unfold, pass around, overspread, disseminate, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, scatter, circularize, go around, propagate, circulate, disperse, distribute, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unextended, unprepared, concentrated, collect, gather, garner, pull together

  17. unfold, spread, spread out, open(verb)

    spread out or open from a closed or folded state

    "open the map"; "spread your arms"

    Synonyms:
    fan out, blossom out, unfold, circularise, dissipate, open up, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread out, broadcast, afford, turn out, open, stretch, blossom, give, stretch out, extend, scatter, circularize, expand, splay, go around, propagate, blossom forth, rotate, circulate, disperse, distribute, string out, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unprepared, concentrated, unextended, garner, collect, pull together, gather

  18. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

    Synonyms:
    circulate, beam, shell out, fan out, lot, mobilize, pervade, pass on, dish out, dissipate, deal out, allot, dot, overspread, break up, dispense, interpenetrate, dole out, unfold, penetrate, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, administer, give out, spread out, open, go around, pass around, sprinkle, hand out, mete out, dispel, mobilise, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, pass out, propagate, scatter, transmit, air, circularise, send, riddle, dust, stagger, imbue, permeate, disseminate, circle

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unprepared, unextended, garner, collect, gather, pull together

  19. go around, spread, circulate(verb)

    become widely known and passed on

    "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

    Synonyms:
    fan out, unfold, circularise, outflank, overspread, disseminate, pass around, distribute, spread out, broadcast, mobilize, get around, revolve, circle, mobilise, open, scatter, circularize, pass on, short-circuit, go around, propagate, rotate, circulate, disperse, bypass, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unprepared, concentrated, unextended, pull together, collect, gather, garner

  20. spread, scatter, spread out(verb)

    strew or distribute over an area

    "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, rotate, unfold, pass around, dissipate, overspread, disseminate, sprinkle, dot, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, string out, scatter, circularize, expand, break up, splay, go around, propagate, dust, dispel, circulate, disperse, distribute, turn out, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unextended, unprepared, collect, pull together, garner, gather

  21. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out(verb)

    move outward

    "The soldiers fanned out"

    Synonyms:
    unfold, circularise, dissipate, penetrate, riddle, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread out, go around, broadcast, turn out, fan out, scatter, distribute, imbue, circularize, expand, permeate, splay, open, propagate, rotate, pervade, disperse, circulate, string out, interpenetrate, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unextended, concentrated, unprepared, gather, pull together, garner, collect

  22. spread(verb)

    cover by spreading something over

    "spread the bread with cheese"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, unfold, pass around, overspread, disseminate, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, scatter, circularize, go around, propagate, circulate, disperse, distribute, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unprepared, concentrated, unextended, garner, collect, pull together, gather

  23. spread(verb)

    distribute over a surface in a layer

    "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, unfold, pass around, overspread, disseminate, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, scatter, circularize, go around, propagate, circulate, disperse, distribute, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    unextended, concentrated, unprepared, pull together, gather, collect, garner

Wiktionary

  1. spread(noun)

    Synonyms:
    straddle, circulate, put about, propagate, disseminate

  2. spread(noun)

    The difference between the price of a futures month and the price of another month of the same commodity.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  3. spread(noun)

    The purchase of a futures contract of one delivery month against the sale of another futures delivery month of the same commodity.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  4. spread(noun)

    The purchase of one delivery month of one commodity against the sale of that same delivery month of a different commodity.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  5. spread(noun)

    An arbitrage transaction of the same commodity in two markets, executed to take advantage of a profit from price discrepancies.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  6. spread(noun)

    The difference between bidding and asking price.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  7. spread(noun)

    The difference between the prices of two similar items.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  8. spread(noun)

    To stretch out, open out (a material etc.) so that it more fully covers a given area of space.

    He spread his newspaper on the table.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, disseminate, circulate, put about, propagate

  9. spread(noun)

    To extend (individual rays, limbs etc.); to stretch out in varying or opposing directions.

    I spread my arms wide and welcomed him home.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, disseminate, circulate, propagate, put about

  10. spread(noun)

    To disperse, to scatter or distribute over a given area.

    I spread the rice grains evenly over the floor.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, disseminate, put about, propagate, circulate

  11. spread(noun)

    To proliferate; to become more widely present, to be disseminated.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, disseminate, circulate, propagate, put about

  12. spread(noun)

    To disseminate; to cause to proliferate, to make (something) widely known or present.

    The missionaries quickly spread their new message across the country.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, propagate, disseminate, circulate, put about

  13. spread(noun)

    To take up a larger area or space; to expand, be extended.

    I dropped my glass; the water spread quickly over the tiled floor.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, put about, disseminate, circulate, propagate

  14. spread(noun)

    To smear, to distribute in a thin layer.

    She liked to spread butter on her toast while it was still hot.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, disseminate, propagate, circulate, put about

  15. spread(noun)

    To cover (something) with a thin layer of some substance, as of butter.

    He always spreads his toast with peanut butter and strawberry jam.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, propagate, circulate, put about, disseminate

  16. spread(verb)

    To open one’s legs.

    Synonyms:
    straddle, propagate, circulate, put about, disseminate

Editors Contribution

  1. conway

    Submitted by anonymous on May 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    extend, expand, mantle, stretch, dilate

  2. spread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disperse, scatter, distribute, diffuse

  3. spread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    publish, divulge, propagate, disseminate, circulate, promulgate, make known, make public, spread abroad

  4. spread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfold, unfurl, open

  5. spread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cover, overspread

  6. spread(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    extend, be expanded

  7. spread(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be dispersed, be scattered

  8. spread(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    circulate, be circulated, be spread abroad

  9. spread(n.)

    Synonyms:
    extent, reach, compass

  10. spread(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dissemination, circulation, propagation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spread(n)

    Synonyms:
    extent, compass, reach, feast, cover

  2. spread(v)

    Synonyms:
    extend, stretch, expand, dilate, unfurl, unroll, open, disseminate, bruit, circulate, propagate, promulgate, diffuse, emit, suffuse, cover, overspread, mantle, expatiate

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How to use spread in a sentence?

  1. Marianne Reardon:

    Faucis sentiments were also shared by Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator. During a call to state governors this week, Birx saidthat sending home students infected with COVID-19 could just encourage transmission of the virus, according to multiple reports. Sending these individuals back home in their asymptomatic state to spread the virus in their home town or among their vulnerable households could really recreate what we experienced over the June time frame in the South. So I think every university president should have a plan for not only testing but caring for their students that need to isolate, Deborah Birx reportedly stated. WASTEWATER SYSTEM DETECTS CORONAVIRUS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DORM Parents told Fox News they have mixed feelings about leaving sick kids at college. Marianne Reardon, who has a daughter awayat school, told Fox News that Marianne Reardon ultimately agrees with Fauci and Deborah Birx. As hard as it for me to say, obviously any parent would want to have their child home if they got sick, but I agree with Dr. Fauci that it is safer for them to stay at school.

  2. Lexie Little:

    I want to protect others around me from potentially contracting the virus, science continues to evolve surrounding the spread by those who have already been vaccinated, so I'm waiting for more clarification before doing away with the mask in daily life outside my bubble.

  3. Enrico Rossi:

    This last-minute alliance between the 5-Star Movement and the PD (Democratic Party) doesnt work, not even to keep the spread of Salvini at bay.

  4. Michael Springborn:

    This suggests that efforts to utilize social distancing to mitigate disease spread may have a limited window of efficacy.

  5. Ismail Sabri:

    The health ministry has confirmed that daily cases in all states are still showing a rising trend... the sporadic spread in the community is also high.

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Translations for spread

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  • نشرArabic
  • разделямBulgarian
  • šířit, namazatCzech
  • sprede, opdækning, spredning, festmåltid, udbredelse, omfang, smørepålæg, opredning, spændvidde, fordele, udbrede, brede, strø, smøreDanish
  • Aufstrich, beschmieren, verteilen, bestreichen, verbreiten, ausstreuen, ausbreiten, auftragen, spreizenGerman
  • sterniEsperanto
  • esparcir, diseminar, extender, divulgar, dispersar, difundirSpanish
  • افشاندنPersian
  • levittää, hajottaa, levite, hajonta, peite, levitys, levitä, sirottaa, tasoittaaFinnish
  • écarter, étaler, disperser, s'étendre, répandre, diffuser, étendre, éparpillerFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • ken, terjeszt, terjedHungarian
  • penyebaranIndonesian
  • difuzarIdo
  • imbandigione, sparpagliare, spartire, spalmare, allargare, diffondere, spargereItalian
  • 展開, 拡散, 掛け, 広げる, 塗る, 伸ばす, 開く, 散らす, 裂く, ばら撒く, 広がるJapanese
  • 다리를 벌리다Korean
  • قاچ کردنه‌وه‌‌, بڵاوکردنه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • kokeMāori
  • простирка, ширење, трпеза, прекривка, простирање, намаз, пространство, расфрла, поделува, мачка, се простира, шири, намачкува, распространува, растура, простира, размачкува, се распространува, раширува, премачкуваMacedonian
  • verbreiden, besmeren, spreiden, uitspreiden, uitbreiden, strekken, verbreden, smeren, uitstrekken, stretchen, vergroten, bestrijken, verspreiden, verwijden, uitsmeren, uitstrooienDutch
  • podzielić, rozprzestrzeniać, rozłożyć, rozprzestrzeniać się, smarować, rozsmarować, rozsmarowywaćPolish
  • espalhar, espalhamento, alastrar, difundir, estender, passarPortuguese
  • așterne, întindeRomanian
  • покрывало, пиршество, простирание, разворот, распространение, распространить, раскидать, распространяться, протянуть, намазывать, распространиться, раздвигать, намазать, распространять, раздвинуть, раскидывать, протягиватьRussian
  • spridning, bre, vidgning, bokuppslag, pålägg, tidningsuppslag, uppslag, bredbar, mittuppslag, utsprida, sprida, breda, sträcka, skingra, vidgaSwedish
  • enea, sambaa, enezaSwahili
  • การแพร่กระจายThai
  • yayılmak, yaymak, sürmekTurkish
  • поширюватисяUkrainian
  • پھیلاو, پھیلاؤUrdu
  • 传播Chinese

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