how to pronounce spread


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spread is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of spread in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… she did more to spread Catholicism than …”

meanings of spread


  1. A large meal, especially one laid out on a table.
  2. An arbitrage transaction of the same commodity in two markets, executed to take advantage of a profit from price discrepancies.
  3. The purchase of one delivery month of one commodity against the sale of that same delivery month of a different commodity.
  4. An unlimited expanse of discontinuous points.
  5. Something that has been spread.
  6. The difference between the wholesale and retail prices.
  7. An item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page.
  8. Food improvised by inmates from various ingredients to relieve the tedium of prison food.
  9. A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).
  10. The surface in proportion to the depth of a cut gemstone.
  11. The purchase of a futures contract of one delivery month against the sale of another futures delivery month of the same commodity.
  12. The difference between the price of a futures month and the price of another month of the same commodity.
  13. A numerical difference.
  14. Two facing pages in a book, newspaper etc.
  15. The difference between the prices of two similar items.
  16. A large tract of land used to raise livestock; a cattle ranch.
  17. The difference between bidding and asking price.
  18. An expanse of land.
  19. Any form of food designed to be spread, such as butters or jams.
  20. A layout, pattern or design of cards arranged for a reading.
  21. The act of spreading.


  1. To disperse, to scatter or distribute over a given area.
  2. To take up a larger area or space; to expand, be extended.
  3. To disseminate; to cause to proliferate, to make (something) widely known or present.
  4. To open one's legs, especially for sexual favours.
  5. To extend (individual rays, limbs etc.); to stretch out in varying or opposing directions.
  6. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions.
  7. To proliferate; to become more widely present, to be disseminated.
  8. To smear, to distribute in a thin layer.
  9. To cover (something) with a thin layer of some substance, as of butter.
  10. To stretch out, open out (a material etc.) so that it more fully covers a given area of space.

spread frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word spread occurs in english on average 69.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics spread can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spread can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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