Synonyms of spread in English:

spread


See definition of spread

verb

1‘he fetched the map and spread it out on the table’

SYNONYMS

lay out, open out, unfurl, unroll, roll out, shake out

straighten out, fan out

stretch out, extend

literary outspread

ANTONYMS

fold up

2‘the spectacular landscape spread out below’

SYNONYMS

extend, stretch, open out, be displayed, be exhibited, be on show

sprawl

3‘Harry gestured at the untidy papers spread all over his desk’

SYNONYMS

scatter, strew, disperse

literary bestrew

4‘disaffection with his policies is spreading’

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grow, increase, escalate, advance, develop, broaden, expand, widen, proliferate, mushroom

metastasize

5‘Ballard started to spread rumours about him’

SYNONYMS

disseminate, circulate, pass on, put about, communicate, diffuse, make public, make known, purvey, broadcast, publicize, propagate, promulgate

repeat

literary bruit about, bruit abroad

ANTONYMS

suppress

6‘she spread cold cream on her face’

SYNONYMS

smear, daub, plaster, slather, lather, apply, put

smooth, rub

7‘a thick slice of bread liberally spread with butter’

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cover, coat, layer, daub, smother

butter

8‘a row of candles spread a brilliant pool of light’

SYNONYMS

cast, diffuse, shed, radiate


noun

1‘the spread of learning’

SYNONYMS

expansion, proliferation, extension, growth, mushrooming, increase, escalation, buildout, advance, advancement, development

dissemination, diffusion, transmission, propagation

2‘the male's antlers can attain a spread of six feet’

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span, width, extent, stretch, reach

3‘the immense spread of the heavens’

SYNONYMS

expanse, area, sweep, stretch

4‘papers on a wide spread of subjects’

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range, span, spectrum, sweep

variety

5‘a patchwork spread’

SYNONYMS

bedspread, bedcover, cover, coverlet, throw, afghan

North American British eiderdown

North American comforter

North American dated counterpane

6‘his mother laid on a huge spread’

SYNONYMS

elaborate meal, large meal, feast, banquet, repast

informal blowout, nosh