Definition of center spread in US English:

center spread


  • The two facing middle pages of a newspaper or magazine.

    • ‘As with The Guardian, a picture-based story occupies the centre spread.’
    • ‘It certainly didn't warrant the cover and the center spread.’
    • ‘Am dead excited because I got a front cover tag (sharing the page with Britney: not something I ever thought would happen) as well as the centre spread.’
    • ‘Just got a copy of the Daily Sport to see my piece (the full centre spread!) which is flagged on the front page.’
    • ‘The page before the center spread includes information and ideas about how to use the Art Print in the classroom.’
    • ‘Sport received special attention with a photographic montage in the centre spread, while two corporals were named overall winners at the 2003 ADF National Bodybuilding titles.’
    • ‘It was the center spread photograph of the first Communion class in Basrah, Iraq, however, that gave the strongest argument.’
    • ‘Both he, and artist David Fisher, who again has created a breathtaking trophy - this time a painting depicting the 2001 awards theme, ‘Strength to Strength’ - appear on these Business Press centre spread pages.’
    • ‘The two-page centre spread carries some interesting items which show just how far we have progressed - if at all.’
    • ‘His mood cannot have been helped when he opened the match day programme and found a photograph of Du Wie, the recent trialist from China, adorning the centre spread.’
    • ‘The picture was splashed all over the centre spread of yesterday's Daily Star.’
    • ‘Male members of the Daily Record staff have been stripping off and cavorting in the paper's centre spread to show off the changing shape of the male body.’


center spread

/ˈsen(t)ər ˌspred/