Definition of Spreading

1. Noun. Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.

Exact synonyms: Spread
Generic synonyms: Change Of Location, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Diffusion, Dispersion, Scattering, Invasion, Irradiation, Radiation
Derivative terms: Spread, Spread, Spread, Spread, Spread, Spread, Spread, Spread



2. Noun. The opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate.
Exact synonyms: Airing, Dissemination, Public Exposure
Generic synonyms: Transmission
Specialized synonyms: Circulation, Extension, Propagation
Derivative terms: Disseminate, Spread

3. Noun. Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.

Definition of Spreading

1. Verb. (present participle of spread) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spreading

1. spread [v] - See also: spread

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Literary usage of Spreading

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Shrub, to 10 ft., usually with spreading and prostrate branches, in its native habitat often hanging down over cliffs: branchlets densely brownish ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Tree, to 40 feet, rarely to 60 ft., with spreading branches forming a ... Tree, to 60 feet, with pyramidal head and upright or spreading branches: Ivs. ..."

3. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"The spreading of the Aryan-Speakers. § 2. Primitive Aryan Life. § 3. ... Before the spreading of the Aryans from their lands of origin southward and ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"The disposition of the female to remain upon the same tree throughout its entire existence renders the modes of spreading from tree to tree incidental to ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Before long, however, the Bishop of Chartres, in whose diocese Saint-Cyr happened to be, took alarm at the spiritual ideas which were spreading there. ..."

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