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See definition of spreads on Dictionary.com
  • nounexpansion, development; extent
  • nounoutlay of food, meal
  • verbopen or fan out
  • verbpublicize

synonyms for spreads

  • advance
  • advancement
  • dissemination
  • escalation
  • increase
  • spreading
  • transmission
  • compass
  • diffusion
  • dispersion
  • enlargement
  • expanse
  • extension
  • period
  • profusion
  • proliferation
  • radiation
  • ramification
  • range
  • reach
  • scope
  • span
  • stretch
  • suffusion
  • sweep
  • term
  • transfusion

antonyms for spreads

MOST RELEVANT
  • halt
  • stop
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • decrease
  • extreme
  • reduction
  • stagnation
  • suppression
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How to use spreads in a sentence

Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe: evil spreads as necessarily as disease.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Below the great gothic windows spreads the awning of a café, which takes up all the ground floor.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
If it spreads beyond his premises and harms others his liability for the harm must be grounded on his negligence.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Behind are the gray walls and towers of Rome, and on every side spreads the solemn expanse of the Campagna.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
There is a form of pneumonia which spreads so widely and rapidly that it is called epidemic pneumonia.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Sensible and peaceable people enlighten themselves; their light spreads itself gradually, and in time reaches the people.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Is not faith, besides a fountain, also an immense tree that spreads over the faithful its protecting branches?
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The asphaltus is a clod of earth, liquefied by heat; the air forces it to the surface, where it spreads itself.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
It seldom confines its efforts to the chamber of its owner, but spreads its disturbance all over the building.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
This experiment will show how quickly oil spreads over the surface of water.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
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