Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sprawl

2 senses of sprawl

Sense 1
conurbation, urban sprawl, sprawl -- (an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities)
       => urban area, populated area -- (a geographical area constituting a city or town)

Sense 2
sprawl, sprawling -- (an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about)
       => position, posture, attitude -- (the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sprawl

2 senses of sprawl

Sense 1
sprawl -- (sit or lie with one's limbs spread out)
       => sit, sit down -- (be seated)
       => lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")

Sense 2
sprawl, straggle -- (go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; "Branches straggling out quite far")
       => spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")

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