Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of spread.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  • n. process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  • n. act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You could see the word spreading that Willow Twine was there.

    Famous

  • The most significant consequence of this spreading is the ability of waves to ‘bend around corners’ when faced with an obstacle.

    Optics basics: What is a wave? Part III: Diffraction « Skulls in the Stars

  • Outlining what they describe as spreading contagion and a sovereign debt crisis which they say has "entered a new phase," officials highlight the difficulties experienced by European banks in borrowing.

    Reuters: Top News

  • We guess that's what you call spreading your business interest around, right?

    Sky Showbiz - Latest

  • Is this what he called spreading the wealth around about?

    Cafferty File

  • Bush had a deficit of 459 billion when leaving office and in 40 days Obama has increased that by 8 times to 4 trillion dollars, is this what he called spreading the wealth around?

    Cafferty File

  • VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI decried what he called a spreading pessimism about marriage, saying Thursday it is not the impossible undertaking many make it out to be.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • This is what they call spreading around the wealth.

    7.62mm Justice

  • It also discusses the role of wartime conditions in spreading the virus-we don't have that, but we do have global travel in a way that wasn't present in 1918.

    Sebelius on swine flu: 'We're preparing for the worst'

  • Republicans once again spreading lies and falsehoods.

    Tea Party Express takes aim at lawmakers

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