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See definition of spreading on Dictionary.com
  • adj.extended
  • adj.extending

synonyms for spreading

  • growing
  • radial
  • widening
  • extensive
  • spread out
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How to use spreading in a sentence

But I don't suppose Weston would bother spreading the tails out when he sat down.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Next day they buried him under the shade of a spreading tree, and left him there—alone in the wilderness.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
About sunrise the troop left camp in a body, later spreading fanwise over the prairies.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
By spreading over us the heavy woolen blankets the Mounted Police use under their saddles, we slept in comfort.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
When they reached this place they were very tired, and sat down by a spring beneath the wide-spreading branches of a tree.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He was soon very quick in separating the fibres from the pulp and spreading them out to dry before packing.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Lunched with Backhouse in a delicious garden under a spreading fig tree; then rode back.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
His high-pressure steam-engine was the pioneer of locomotion and its wide-spreading civilization.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
And he was most beautiful for his greatness, and for the spreading of his branches: for his root was near great waters.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She saw it spreading upon every side,And by degrees ascending through the air,And now with its black mantle covering all.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
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WORDS RELATED TO SPREADING

  • bristling
  • bristly
  • disordered
  • feathery
  • fluffy
  • fringed
  • full
  • furry
  • fuzzy
  • hairy
  • heavy
  • hirsute
  • leafy
  • luxuriant
  • nappy
  • prickly
  • rough
  • rumpled
  • spreading
  • stiff
  • thick
  • tufted
  • unruly
  • wiry
  • woolly
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