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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spread  \Spread\,  n. 
  1.  An  arbitrage  transaction  operated  by  buying  and  selling 
  simultaneously  in  two  separate  markets,  as  Chicago  and  New 
  York,  when  there  is  an  abnormal  difference  in  price 
  between  the  two  markets.  It  is  called  a 
  {back  spread}when  the  difference  in  price  is  less  than  the 
  normal  one 
  2.  (Gems)  Surface  in  proportion  to  the  depth  of  a  cut  stone. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spread  \Spread\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spread};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spreading}.]  [OE.  spreden  AS  spr[ae]dan;  akin  to  D. 
  spreiden  spreijen  LG  spreden  spreen,  spreien  G. 
  spreiten  Dan.  sprede,  Sw  sprida  Cf  {Spray}  water  flying 
  in  drops.] 
  1.  To  extend  in  length  and  breadth,  or  in  breadth  only;  to 
  stretch  or  expand  to  a  broad  or  broader  surface  or  extent; 
  to  open  to  unfurl;  as  to  spread  a  carpet;  to  spread  a 
  tent  or  a  sail. 
  He  bought  a  parcel  of  a  field  where  he  had  spread 
  his  tent.  --Gen.  xxxiii 
  Here  the  Rhone  Hath  spread  himself  a  couch.  --Byron. 
  2.  To  extend  so  as  to  cover  something  to  extend  to  a  great 
  or  grater  extent  in  every  direction;  to  cause  to  fill  or 
  cover  a  wide  or  wider  space. 
  Rose,  as  in  a  dance,  the  stately  trees,  and  spread 
  Their  branches  hung  with  copious  fruit.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  divulge;  to  publish,  as  news  or  fame;  to  cause  to  be 
  more  extensively  known  to  disseminate;  to  make  known 
  fully;  as  to  spread  a  report;  --  often  acompanied  by 
  They  when  they  were  departed,  spread  abroad  his 
  fame  in  all  that  country.  --Matt.  ix 
  4.  To  propagate;  to  cause  to  affect  great  numbers;  as  to 
  spread  a  disease. 
  5.  To  diffuse,  as  emanations  or  effluvia;  to  emit;  as 
  odoriferous  plants  spread  their  fragrance. 
  6.  To  strew;  to  scatter  over  a  surface;  as  to  spread  manure; 
  to  spread  lime  on  the  ground. 
  7.  To  prepare;  to  set  and  furnish  with  provisions;  as  to 
  spread  a  table. 
  Boiled  the  flesh,  and  spread  the  board.  --Tennyson. 
  {To  spread  cloth},  to  unfurl  sail.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
  Syn:  To  diffuse;  propogate;  disperse;  publish;  distribute; 
  scatter;  circulate;  disseminate;  dispense. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spread  \Spread\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Spread},  v. 
  {Spread  eagle}. 
  a  An  eagle  with  outspread  wings,  the  national  emblem  of  the 
  United  States. 
  b  The  figure  of  an  eagle,  with  its  wings  elevated  and  its 
  legs  extended;  often  met  as  a  device  upon  military 
  ornaments,  and  the  like 
  c  (Her.)  An  eagle  displayed;  an  eagle  with  the  wings  and 
  legs  extended  on  each  side  of  the  body,  as  in  the 
  double-headed  eagle  of  Austria  and  Russia.  See 
  {Displayed},  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spread  \Spread\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  extend  in  length  and  breadth  in  all  directions,  or  in 
  breadth  only;  to  be  extended  or  stretched;  to  expand. 
  Plants,  if  they  spread  much  are  seldom  tall. 
  Governor  Winthrop,  and  his  associates  at 
  Charlestown,  had  for  a  church  a  large  spreading 
  tree.  --B.  Trumbull. 
  2.  To  be  extended  by  drawing  or  beating;  as  some  metals 
  spread  with  difficulty. 
  3.  To  be  made  known  more  extensively,  as  news 
  4.  To  be  propagated  from  one  to  another;  as  the  disease 
  spread  into  all  parts  of  the  city.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spread  \Spread\,  n. 
  1.  Extent;  compass. 
  I  have  got  a  fine  spread  of  improvable  land. 
  2.  Expansion  of  parts 
  No  flower  hath  spread  like  that  of  the  woodbine. 
  3.  A  cloth  used  as  a  cover  for  a  table  or  a  bed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  distributed  or  spread  over  a  considerable  extent;  "has  ties 
  with  many  widely  dispersed  friends";  "eleven  million 
  Jews  are  spread  throughout  Europe"  [syn:  {dispersed}] 
  2:  prepared  or  arranged  for  a  meal;  especially  having  food  set 
  out  "a  table  spread  with  food" 
  3:  fully  extended  in  width;  "outspread  wings";  "with  arms 
  spread  wide"  [syn:  {outspread}] 
  n  1:  process  or  result  of  distributing  or  extending  over  a  wide 
  expanse  of  space  [syn:  {spreading}] 
  2:  a  conspicuous  disparity  or  difference  as  between  two 
  figures:  "gap  between  income  and  outgo";  "the  spread 
  between  lending  and  borrowing  costs"  [syn:  {gap}] 
  3:  a  large  tract  of  land  along  with  facilities  needed  to  raise 
  livestock  (especially  cattle)  [syn:  {ranch},  {cattle  ranch}, 
  {cattle  farm}] 
  4:  a  haphazard  distribution  in  all  directions  [syn:  {scatter}] 
  5:  a  tasty  mixture  to  be  spread  on  bread  or  crackers  [syn:  {paste}] 
  6:  two  facing  pages  of  a  book  or  other  publication  [syn:  {spreadhead}, 
  {facing  pages}] 
  7:  decorative  cover  for  a  bed  [syn:  {bedspread},  {bedcover},  {bed 
  cover},  {bed  covering},  {counterpane}] 
  8:  act  of  extending  over  a  wider  scope  or  expanse  of  space  or 
  time  [syn:  {spreading}] 
  v  1:  distribute  or  disperse  widely;  "The  invaders  spread  their 
  language  all  over  the  country"  [syn:  {distribute}]  [ant: 
  2:  become  distributed  or  widespread;  "the  infection  spread"; 
  "Optimism  spread  among  the  population" 
  3:  spread  across  or  over  "A  big  oil  spot  spread  across  the 
  water"  [syn:  {overspread}] 
  4:  spread  out  or  open  from  a  folded  state;  "open  the  map"  [syn: 
  {unfold},  {spread  out},  {open}]  [ant:  {fold}] 
  5:  as  of  information  [syn:  {circulate},  {circularize},  {circularise}, 
  {distribute},  {disseminate},  {propagate},  {broadcast},  {diffuse}, 
  {disperse},  {pass  around}] 
  6:  of  information  [syn:  {go  around},  {circulate}] 
  7:  strew  or  distribute  over  an  area;  "He  spread  fertilizer  over 
  the  lawn";  "scatter  cards  across  the  table"  [syn:  {scatter}, 
  {spread  out}] 
  8:  move  outward;  "The  soldiers  fanned  out"  [syn:  {diffuse},  {spread 
  out},  {fan  out}] 
  9:  cover  by  spreading  something  over  "spread  the  bread  with 
  10:  distribute  over  a  surface  in  a  layer;  "bread  cheese  on  a 
  piece  of  bread" 

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