Spread is defined as to lay open, stretch out, or smear.(verb)
See spread in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME spreden < OE sprædan, akin to Ger spreiten < IE *sprei-d-, to sprinkle, strew < base *(s)p(h)er-, to strew, spray, burst (of buds) > spray, sprawl, sprout
See spread in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb spread spread, spread·ing, spreads verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English spreden
Origin: , from Old English -sprǣdan (as in tōsprǣdan, to spread out); see sper- in Indo-European roots.
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