English dictionary definition of:



  • act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  • decorative cover for a bed
  • farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
  • a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
  • a haphazard distribution in all directions
  • the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)
  • two facing pages of a book or other publication
  • process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  • a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
  • a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes


  • cause to become widely known
  • become widely known and passed on
  • distribute or disperse widely
  • become distributed or widespread
  • spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  • distribute over a surface in a layer
  • cover by spreading something over
  • move outward
  • strew or distribute over an area
  • spread across or over


  • distributed or spread over a considerable extent
  • fully extended in width
  • prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1 and learn about the word spread in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for spread

Scrabble score = 9

generated at 04:41:55 on 19-11-19

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