- If you spread something, you make it cover a larger area.
- I spread butter on my bread.
- They are spreading their religion to new countries.
- If something spreads, the area it covers gets larger.
- The spilled water spread over the table.
- The disease spread through the whole city.
- If you spread two or more things, you move them away from each other.
- She spread her arms as wide as she could.
- My brothers and sisters spread to different places, all over the country, after we grew up.
- The past tense and past participle of spread.
- (countable) A spread is something you put on food. Margarine and mayonnaise are spreads.
- (countable) A spread is a piece of cloth you put over furniture. For one, a "bed spread."
- (countable) (informal) A spread is a large amount of something spread in front of you. This is most often food of many types.
- (countable) (informal) A spread is a large plot of land used for farming or ranching.