Synonyms of spread in English:

spread


See US English definition of spread

See UK English definition of spread

See Spanish definition of extender

verb

1‘he fetched the map and spread it out on the table’

SYNONYMS
lay out, open out, unfurl, unroll, roll out, shake out
straighten out, fan out
stretch out, extend
literary outspread
ANTONYMS

fold up

2‘the spectacular landscape spread out below’

SYNONYMS
extend, stretch, open out, be displayed, be exhibited, be on show
sprawl

3‘Harry gestured at the untidy papers spread all over his desk’

SYNONYMS
scatter, strew, disperse
literary bestrew

4‘disaffection with his policies is spreading’

SYNONYMS
grow, increase, escalate, advance, develop, broaden, expand, widen, proliferate, mushroom
metastasize

5‘Ballard started to spread rumours about him’

SYNONYMS
disseminate, circulate, pass on, put about, communicate, diffuse, make public, make known, purvey, broadcast, publicize, propagate, promulgate
repeat
literary bruit about, bruit abroad
ANTONYMS

suppress

6‘she spread cold cream on her face’

SYNONYMS
smear, daub, plaster, slather, lather, apply, put
smooth, rub

7‘a thick slice of bread liberally spread with butter’

SYNONYMS
cover, coat, layer, daub, smother
butter

8‘a row of candles spread a brilliant pool of light’

SYNONYMS
cast, diffuse, shed, radiate

noun

1‘the spread of learning’

SYNONYMS
expansion, proliferation, extension, growth, mushrooming, increase, escalation, buildout, advance, advancement, development
dissemination, diffusion, transmission, propagation

2‘the male's antlers can attain a spread of six feet’

SYNONYMS
span, width, extent, stretch, reach

3‘the immense spread of the heavens’

SYNONYMS
expanse, area, sweep, stretch

4‘papers on a wide spread of subjects’

SYNONYMS
range, span, spectrum, sweep
variety

5‘a patchwork spread’

SYNONYMS
bedspread, bedcover, cover, coverlet, throw, afghan
British eiderdown
North American comforter
dated counterpane

6‘his mother laid on a huge spread’

SYNONYMS
elaborate meal, large meal, feast, banquet, repast
informal blowout, nosh