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

7 senses of spread out

Sense 1
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 2
string out, spread out -- (set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the houses were strung out in a long row")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 3
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 4
expand, spread out -- (extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 5
turn out, splay, spread out, rotate -- (turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 6
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 7
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")

Antonyms of adj spread_out

1 sense of spread-out

Sense 1
fanned, spread-out (prenominal) -- (especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards")

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

Similarity of adj spread_out

1 sense of spread-out

Sense 1
fanned, spread-out (prenominal) -- (especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards")
       => distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)

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