Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

spread - thesaurus entry

 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb
  1. 3

    spread

    or

    spread out

    to open something that is folded so that it covers a surface

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of spread

  2. 8

    spread

    or

    spread out

    to move your arms, legs, or hands so that they are far apart

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of spread

phrase

phrasal verbs

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog