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spreading

 
Adjective spreading has 2 senses
  1. spreading, wide-spreading - spreading over a wide area; "under the spreading chestnut tree"; "the spreading circle of lamplight"; "wide-spreading branches"
    Antonym: narrow (indirect, via wide)
  2. diffusing, diffusive, dispersive, disseminative, disseminating, scattering, spreading - spreading by diffusion
    Antonym: collective (indirect, via distributive)
Noun spreading has 3 senses
  1. spread, spreading - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    --1 is a kind of change of location, travel
    --1 has particulars:
     diffusion; dispersion, scattering; invasion; irradiation; radiation
    Derived form: verb spread3
  2. dissemination, airing, public exposure, spreading - the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    --2 is a kind of transmission
    --2 has particulars: circulation; propagation, extension
    Derived form: verb spread5
  3. spread, spreading - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
    --3 is a kind of extension
    --3 has particulars:
     circulation; dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion; scatter, scattering, strewing; decentralization, decentralisation
    Derived form: verb spread1
Verb spread has 10 senses
  1. spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
    Antonyms: gather, garner, collect, pull together
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1, noun spreader1, noun spreading3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. spread, propagate - become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
    --2 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. spread, overspread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
    --3 is one way to cover, extend
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1, noun spreading1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. unfold, spread, spread out, open - spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
    --4 is one way to undo
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
    --5 is one way to publicize, publicise, air, bare
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1, noun spreading2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. go around, spread, circulate - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
    --6 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun spread4, noun spread1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. spread, scatter, spread out - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
    --7 is one way to circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1, noun spreader2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out - move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
    --8 is one way to spread, distribute
    Derived forms: noun spread10, noun spread4, noun spread1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. spread - cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
    --9 is one way to
    cover
    Derived forms: noun spread5, noun spreader1
    Sample sentence:
    They spread the bread with melted butter
  10. spread - distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"
    Derived forms: noun spread5, noun spreader1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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