how to pronounce spread

spɹɛd

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meanings of spread

noun:

  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.

verb:

  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.

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