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Definition of Spreading

Spreading
Spread Spread, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spread; p. pr. & vb. n. Spreading.] [OE. spreden, AS. spr[ae]dan; akin to D. spreiden, spreijen, LG. spreden, spreen, spreien, G. spreiten, Dan. sprede, Sw. sprida. Cf. Spray water flying in drops.] 1. To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail. He bought a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent. --Gen. xxxiii. 19. Here the Rhone Hath spread himself a couch. --Byron. 2. To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space. Rose, as in a dance, the stately trees, and spread Their branches hung with copious fruit. --Milton. 3. To divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report; -- often acompanied by abroad. They, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. --Matt. ix. 31. 4. To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease. 5. To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance. 6. To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground. 7. To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table. Boiled the flesh, and spread the board. --Tennyson. To spread cloth, to unfurl sail. [Obs.] --Evelyn. Syn: To diffuse; propogate; disperse; publish; distribute; scatter; circulate; disseminate; dispense.

Meaning of Spreading from wikipedia

- Spreading dynamics, the wetting of a surface, see Wetting#Spreading_dynamics Spreadsheet, computer application software Temperature-Dewpoint spread,...
- ridges, new seafloor is continually formed during seafloor spreading. Seafloor spreading helps explain continental drift in the theory of plate tectonics...
- This feature is where seafloor spreading takes place along a divergent plate boundary. The rate of seafloor spreading determines the morphology of the...
- Spreader can refer to: Broadcast spreader, an agricultural machinery or lawn care tool designed to spread seed, fertilizer, lime, sand, ice melt, etc...
- form by seafloor spreading, allowing for the formation of new ocean basin. As the ocean plate splits, the ridge forms at the spreading center, the ocean...
- Spreading is the act of speaking extremely fast during a competitive debating event, with the intent that one's opponent will be penalised for failing...
- Album: AnthraxSpreading The Disease". Rock Hard (in German) (15). Retrieved 2017-01-25. Stagno, Mike (October 26, 2006). "Anthrax: Spreading the Disease"...
- semantic processing. Spreading activation models are used in cognitive psychology to model the fan out effect[citation needed]. Spreading activation can also...
- spreadability is the wide distribution and circulation of information on media platforms. The term was coined by Henry Jenkins in the book Spreadable...
- A spreading ground is a water conservation facility that retains surface water long enough for it to percolate into the soil. Spreading grounds must be...
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