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Synonyms for spread
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Wiktionary

  1. spreadnoun

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

  2. spreadnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  3. spreadnoun

    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. spreadnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  5. spreadnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  6. spreadnoun

    The difference between bidding and asking price.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  7. spreadnoun

    The difference between the prices of two similar items.

    Synonyms:
    straddle

  8. spreadverb

    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. spreadverb

    An expanse of land.

    I spread my arms wide and welcomed him home.

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

  10. spreadverb

    A large tract of land used to raise livestock; a cattle ranch

    I spread the rice grains evenly over the floor.

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

  11. spreadverb

    A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).

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

  12. spreadnoun

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

    The missionaries quickly spread their new message across the country.

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

  13. spreadverb

    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. spreadverb

    To smear, to distribute in a thin layer.

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

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

  15. spreadverb

    A numerical difference.

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

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

  16. spreadnoun

    The difference between the wholesale and retail prices.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spread, spreadingnoun

    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, spreadnoun

    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 farmnoun

    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, spreadnoun

    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, pastenoun

    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, spreadnoun

    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 pagesnoun

    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. spreadnoun

    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, spreadnoun

    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, spreadingadjective

    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, spreadadjective

    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. spreadadjective

    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, spreadverb

    fully extended in width

    "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"

    Synonyms:
    dispersed, outspread

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

  14. spread, distributeverb

    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, propagateverb

    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, overspreadverb

    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, openverb

    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 aroundverb

    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, circulateverb

    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 outverb

    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 outverb

    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. spreadverb

    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. spreadverb

    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

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by anonymous on May 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    extend, expand, mantle, stretch, dilate

  2. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    disperse, scatter, distribute, diffuse

  3. spreadverb

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

  4. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    unfold, unfurl, open

  5. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    cover, overspread

  6. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    extend, be expanded

  7. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    be dispersed, be scattered

  8. spreadverb

    Synonyms:
    circulate, be circulated, be spread abroad

  9. spreadnoun

    Synonyms:
    extent, reach, compass

  10. spreadnoun

    Synonyms:
    dissemination, circulation, propagation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spreadnoun

    Synonyms:
    extent, compass, reach, feast, cover

  2. spreadverb

    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. WhatsApp:

    Like the Government of India, we're horrified by these terrible acts of violence and wanted to respond quickly to the very important issues you have raised, we believe that false news, misinformation and the spread of hoaxes are issues best tackled collectively: by government, civil society and technology companies working together.

  2. President Clinton:

    This is a good deal for the United States, north Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons. The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. ...Only as it does, so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.

  3. Councilmember Shook:

    I can tell you that crime, traffic and taxes are numbers one, two and three that I hear from constituents. The order of one to three varies from year to year. The spread usually is not as wide as it is now – pretty much the only thing I hear about is crime, and then you drop way, way, way down to the number two concern, which is infrastructure.

  4. Steven Ciobo:

    Stopping the spread of Zika in the Pacific is essential to protecting Australia from the virus, which has seen a resurgence in our region.

  5. Sajjad Alam:

    You have these takeaway capacity issues and companies are re-negotiating their contracts saying, 'I might not need that extra frack spread,'.


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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