Definition of Spread over
1. Verb. Form a cover over. "Holly flowers spread over the halls"; "The grass covered the grave"
Specialized synonyms: Flood, Bloody, Mist, Mist Over, Glaciate, Strew, Grass, Grass Over, Cake, Coat, Drown, Overwhelm, Submerge, Mantle, Cloak, Clothe, Drape, Robe, Blanket, Carpet, Smother, Shroud
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Related verbs: Cover
Derivative terms: Cover, Cover, Covering
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Literary usage of Spread over
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Caspian lowlands are the tract where the saline vegetation that is spread over the whole region of steppes and deserts has its greatest development. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... between the dialects increased until they became distinct languages, which in their turn spread over larger areas, and broke up again into dialects. ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1778 they were established in Piedmont, whence they spread over Italy. The Spanish community was started by six sisters from Paris in 1790. ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It was a gradual conquest, spread over several centuries, ... Lastly, it was a conquest which never was completed, which never spread over the whole island. ..."
5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"Mr. Murray thinks it likely that not only all the pieces of pumice which float on the surface, but those spread over the sea-bottom, have been ejected from ..."
6. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1839)
"*ie abandons himself to immoderate drinking, which brings him to his end. The universal grief spread over the whole empire upon that account. ..."