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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spread, spreadingnoun

    process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

  2. dissemination, airing, public exposure, spreadingnoun

    the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

  3. spread, spreadingnoun

    act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time


  1. spreading

    Spreading refers to the act of extending, dispersing, or distributing something over a large or wider area. It can be applied to various contexts, such as spreading butter on bread, spreading news or information, or the spreading of a disease or virus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spreading

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spreading in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spreading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spreading in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Cooper:

    Health equity plays into this because as we have learned over the past year, we are not safe until we are all safe, as long as some people in our society don't have what they need to stay healthy, we are all at risk of the infection spreading, overwhelming our health systems and leading to lockdowns that harm all of us through their negative effects of our psychological and social well-being, our physical health and our economic stability.

  2. Economics Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    We must prevent infections from spreading further no matter what. We have come to the edge of edges, to the very brink.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Glory is like a circle in the water, which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

  4. Kim Young-taek:

    There is no possibility of the disease spreading to ordinary people although it is possible to have additional cases among those who contacted the patient and have been isolated.

  5. Jonathan Friedman:

    These concerns are also spreading in the business community.

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