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

10 senses of spread

Sense 1
spread, spreading -- (process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space)
       => change of location, travel -- (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Sense 2
gap, spread -- (a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs")
       => disparity -- (inequality or difference in some respect)

Sense 3
ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm -- (farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle))
       => farm -- (workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm")

Sense 4
scatter, spread -- (a haphazard distribution in all directions)
       => distribution, dispersion -- (the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution")

Sense 5
spread, paste -- (a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes)
       => condiment -- (a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments")

Sense 6
banquet, feast, spread -- (a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread")
       => meal, repast -- (the food served and eaten at one time)

Sense 7
spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages -- (two facing pages of a book or other publication)
       => page -- (one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains)

Sense 8
spread -- (the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread")
       => girth -- (the distance around a person's body)

Sense 9
bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane, spread -- (decorative cover for a bed)
       => bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding -- (coverings that are used on a bed)

Sense 10
spread, spreading -- (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)
       => extension -- (act of expanding in scope; making more widely available; "extension of the program to all in need")

Antonyms of verb spread

1 of 10 senses of spread

Sense 1
spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")
       Antonym of gather (Sense 1)
      => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

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

10 senses of spread

Sense 1
spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")
          Phrasal Verb-> spread out#1; spread out#4; spread out#6; spread out#2

Sense 2
spread, propagate -- (become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
spread, overspread -- (spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water")
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

Sense 4
unfold, spread, spread out, open -- (spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")
       => undo -- (cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions")

Sense 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")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 6
go around, spread, circulate -- (become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 7
spread, scatter, spread out -- (strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")
       => circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")

Sense 8
diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out -- (move outward; "The soldiers fanned out")
       => spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")

Sense 9
spread -- (cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 10
spread -- (distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread")

Antonyms of adj spread

3 senses of spread

Sense 1
dispersed, spread -- (distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe")

INDIRECT (VIA distributed) -> concentrated -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")

Sense 2
spread -- (prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food")

INDIRECT (VIA prepared) -> unprepared -- (without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson)

Sense 3
outspread, spread -- (fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide")

INDIRECT (VIA extended) -> unextended -- (not extended or stretched out; "an unextended arm")

Similarity of adj spread

3 senses of spread

Sense 1
dispersed, spread -- (distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe")
       => distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)

Sense 2
spread -- (prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food")
       => prepared (vs. unprepared) -- (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies")

Sense 3
outspread, spread -- (fully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide")
       => extended (vs. unextended) -- (fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand")

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