from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stretch or extend or to be stretched or extended.
- n. The act of spreading out.
- n. Something spread out; an expanse.
- adj. Spread out; extended.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To spread out; expand; extend.
- adj. extended outward, as one's arms
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To spread out; to expand; -- usually as a past part. or adj.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To spread out; extend.
- n. Expansion; the act of spreading abroad; extension.
- n. An extension; an expanse; a spreading out or beyond.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. fully extended in width
Virgil too calls the outspread, even plain, “justissima tellus.”
A peregrine falcon was idling on the breeze, wings outspread – unusual behaviour, he said.
The best artists were imported for its decoration, which included carvings of warring archers, wild animal hunts, and eagles with outspread wings.
But there was weight in the cat's paw, and the claws of it were outspread like so many hooks.
The not yet-subsided sea rolled in long slow billows of mighty bulk and, striding in the Pequod's gurgling track, pushed her on like giants' palms outspread.
Some carry monikers that point to their geographical origin in the city: "Suvaco de Cristo," literally translated as "The Armpit of Christ," is based in a neighborhood more or less underneath the outspread arms of Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue.
The angel pushed through the crowd, his wings outspread, even as Brystion slowly moved in front of me.
Why had she sat in the same spot where I usually stayed, looking out over the ocean, my wings outspread to the night air?
A comma butterfly, its outspread wings angled perfectly to absorb the sun's rays.
A passing comma butterfly floated into view and settled on a yellow ragwort inflorescence, shuffled around until its outspread wings were angled perfectly to absorb the sun's rays and then uncoiled its tongue to feed.
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