transitive verb (-spread; -spreading) Date: 14th century to spread out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • outspread — [out΄spred′; ] also, and for n. always [, out′spred΄] vt., vi. outspread, outspreading to spread out; extend; expand n. a spreading out; extension; expansion adj. spread out; extended; expanded …   English World dictionary

  • Outspread — Out*spread , v. t. To spread out; to expand; usually as a past part. or adj. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outspread — index broad, deploy, expand, spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outspread — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fully extended or expanded …   English terms dictionary

  • outspread — v. /owt spred /; adj. /owt spred /; n. /owt spred /, v., outspread, outspreading, adj., n. v.t., v.i. 1. to spread out; extend: an eagle outspreading its wings. adj. 2. spread out; stretched out: outspread arms. 3. diffused abroad; widely… …   Universalium

  • outspread — out|spread [ˌautˈspred] adj spread out flat or completely ▪ He was lying on the beach with arms outspread. ▪ a bird with its wings outspread …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outspread — adjective extended outward, as ones arms She longed to fall into his outspread arms once again …   Wiktionary

  • outspread — adj. Outspread is used with these nouns: ↑wing …   Collocations dictionary

  • outspread — out|spread [ ,aut spred ] adjective spread out flat or stretched wide: an outspread map …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outspread — adjective fully extended or expanded. verb (past and past participle outspread) literary spread out …   English new terms dictionary

  • outspread — adjective spread out flat or completely: He was lying on the beach with arms outspread …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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