Translation of spread in Spanish:


extender, v.

Pronunciation /sprɛd//sprɛd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(in space)

      (arms/legs) extender
      (sails/wings/map) desplegar
      (fan) abrir
      the peacock spread its tail el pavo real desplegó la cola / hizo la rueda
      • I like to have room to spread myself me gusta tener espacio para estar a mis anchas
      • They fashion a diamond shape between them by spreading their legs slightly and joining the soles of their feet.
      • At times, Adamma leapt up in the air with knees still bent and spread her arms wide.
      • To make a roll, spread the fingers of the opposite hand wide apart and make them rigid.
      • Radio 1 presenter Sara Cox spreads her legs and gets stuck into a skateboarding simulation.
      • They are spreading their bodies out, their weight is differently distributed.
      • Changing to tabletop position, place the palms of your hands - fingers spread, pointing away from the wall - where your heels were.
      • An enormous phoenix emerges from this skeletal volcano and spreads its wings.
      • Their pudgy little hands are variously balled for punches, or raised in preparation for an opened-handed smack, fingers spread wide.
      • In this work, filled with vigorous movement, the eagle rises with its wings spread across the width of the sheet, exhaling smoke as it drags a metal trap clamped to its talon and tied to a broken branch.
      • You saw it when he walked along the street, his arms spread wide.
      • His hands - fingers spread - graze the surface of the quiet water while his eyes, black and narrow, attest to the mystery of childhood.
      • Upstairs on the third floor landing she is waiting for him, arms spread wide in greeting.
      • When it kicked at night and woke her, Emma spread her fingertips over the foreign swell that was her own body and imagined the baby spoke to her in a secret, atonal humming.
      • During such occasions it is usually the flag dancer who handles the flag or explains it in the presence of others in the company, who may help him spread it out.
      • At the end, the entire cast advanced toward the audience, arms spread wide to envelop us in their Romantic reverie.
      • And both men, talking to Marion, make a long, strong movement with their hands - Sam spreads both arms wide to agree with her, Norman's right arm will reach to a small, stuffed, nocturnal bird.
      • Wings spread, it appears poised for flight, ready to soar over Lake Michigan, an opalescent blue in early summer.
      • She looks upward, her wide eyes and almost-open lips seeming vulnerable, her elegant fingers spread and wrists bent outward in front of her so that her hands frame the strong bones of her face.

    • 1.2(in time)

      the plan allows you to spread the cost over five years el plan le permite pagar el costo a lo largo de cinco años
      • In fairness, he spreads his venom equally between her and the other subjects of his book.
      • Splitting the gig up into an acoustic and an electric set gave them the opportunity to spread the gig over two hours.

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (paint/glue) extender
      (seeds/sand) esparcir
      to spread butter on a piece of toast untar una tostada con mantequilla
      • the papers were spread all over the desk los papeles estaban esparcidos por todo el escritorio
      • our resources are thinly spread hemos tenido que estirar nuestros recursos al máximo
      • The 3D printer spreads one thin layer of powder over the print bed, then passes over the powder just as an inkjet printer head passes over paper.
      • Farmers commonly spread manure on their lands, a practice that often results in excess phosphorus being applied.
      • Frequently observed in connection with cabin groups is a tendency to spread the effects of their presence over a needlessly large area.
      • Manure can be spread as a solid or semi-solid in a box or flail spreader.
      • ‘The wider the coverage, the less light the bulb projects because you are spreading the same amount of output over a larger area,’ explained Scott.
      • Livestock are grazed to maintain and enhance perennial plant communities and spread manure over the ground.
      • He began by collecting cow manure from the village, which he spread on his fields - an uncommon practice in the area.
      • The living quarters and studio spaces are spread around these two main parts.

    • 2.2

      (news/knowledge) difundir
      (knowledge/news) propagar
      (knowledge/news) divulgar
      (influence) extender
      (rumor) hacer correr
      (rumor) difundir
      (disease) propagar
      (fear) sembrar
      (culture/ideas) diseminar
      (culture/ideas) divulgar
      (ideas/culture) difundir
      she's not one to spread gossip (around) no es de las que andan con chismes
      • to spread the word hacer correr la voz
      • Moreover, most of these exhibitions are accompanied by major catalogues that confirm the status of these photographers while spreading their reputation still further.
      • But beware, there could be someone out there spreading impurities about our profession.
      • This might be a good venue to spread your propaganda.
      • I note above the importance of textiles in spreading the message that the Mongols had created an empire.
      • I am beginning to realize that one of my major beefs with mixing design and politics stems from celebrities using their platform to spread their propaganda.
      • However, the conference definitely fulfilled its role of connecting people and spreading news, methods, and strategies.
      • So then, if the electorate is tending to think in and act on smaller and smaller (not to say, more concise) messages, why not spread the word on T-shirts?
      • Chuck a few flyers around select shops, harass the eardrums of certain people ‘in the know’ who will spread the word to the right people, then sit back and let the ensuing hype escalate.
      • It's about systematically spreading this cultural idea of artists and writers having a space where intellectual publics can work together.
      • And we, his children, simply by being his disciples and spreading the word, had became the first generation of kids to validate and popularize a comedy genius.
      • Visitors from America, Australia, and Canada, and from Japan as well, received a lot of negative coverage of the disease in the media, and some people decided not to visit the UK to avoid spreading the infection.
      • Already people are volunteering to work with him on it, and once word spreads it seems likely that Johnnie will have more cast and crew than he knows what to do with.
      • You're going to spread your gospel the best you can.
      • These are all effective ways of spreading the good news.
      • When you do write criticism, are you looking for more notoriety, or to spread your opinions, or just to earn money, or is it something else?
      • The program is all about young people like Holder being trained to speak with brutal honesty, and then to spread the message to literally thousands of students that there is a way out of violence.
      • In this way, they spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on.
      • I just think it really spreads the word for our designs.
      • Surviving into his 90th year, he got nearly four decades, post-Warner, to spread the good word about classical cartooning and to hear quite a few thrown his way.
      • There is merely an earnest desire to spread some Yuletide fun and to tell a straightforward story of devotion, determination, and delight.

  • 3

    to spread a piece of toast with butter untar una tostada con mantequilla
    • spread the surface thickly with adhesive unte / embadurne la superficie con abundante pegamento

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (disease) propagarse
    (liquid/fire) extenderse
    (culture/ideas) diseminarse
    (ideas/culture) divulgarse
    (panic/fear) cundir
    (revolt/influence) extenderse
    the fashion spread across the entire continent / throughout the continent la moda se extendió por todo el continente
    • the plague spread to Europe la plaga se extendió a Europa
    • The appeal of football spreads wider yet and wider beyond the nation's boundaries.
    • This invasive weed from southeast Asia covers more than 7 million U.S. acres and spreads across about 120,000 more each year.
    • Around them spreads not a desert but an opulent terrain.
    • From the mid-'80s on, the number of growers expanded and the retail service area spread up and down the West Coast from San Francisco to Seattle and inland as far as Bend.
    • Disease then develops in the stalk and rapidly spreads up the stalk and into the leaves.
    • Belly hair spreads over the area between belly-button and top pants button.
    • Lavarack Barracks is bound to the south by the imposing outcrop of Mt Stuart, with its range of foothills, and spreads northwards across a flat plain to the east-west axis of University Drive.
  • 2

    • 2.1(in space)

      (plain/coast) extenderse
      their empire spread from … to … su imperio se extendía desde … hasta …

    • 2.2(in time)

      the period spreads over three years el período se extiende a lo largo de tres años

  • 3

    (paint/butter) extenderse


  • 1

    (of disease) propagación feminine
    (of education) extensión feminine
    (of ideas) difusión feminine
    (of ideas) divulgación feminine
    (of ideas) diseminación feminine
    (of nuclear weapons) proliferación feminine
    • The rise and spread of theory was just one development.
    • The spread of journalism also created new problems for the authorities.
    • Fortunately, researchers have discovered different strategies to control the spread of the virus.
    • With the emergence and spread of AIDS in Japan in the 1980s, insensitivity toward gay men heightened.
    • This feed is thought to have been responsible for the spread of BSE among cattle.
    • But years of heavy rains in the area following the formation of the co-op caused the spread of a plant blight known as scab.
    • In other words, precautionary killings to prohibit the spread of infection are becoming commonplace.
    • In order to stop the fire's rapid spread, which was being fanned by strong easterly winds, King Charles II ordered that all houses in the fire's path be blown up or pulled down.
    • It is not yet known whether consumer resistance to GM food crops, such as rice, wheat, and food maize will be an obstacle to the spread of those crops.
    • Fungicides can be applied when disease symptoms first appear to reduce their spread.
    • Live bird markets have also played a role in the spread of epidemics.
    • Working with the fungus in noninfected areas is restricted to guard against potential spread.
    • For decades, the UN has led efforts to control the development and spread of such weapons.
    • By a skilful use of maps and charts the author traces the development and spread of various religious movements, from the early Spanish Franciscans to the latest absurd creation.
    • A more material reason for the recent spread of campus farms is probably the rise of community-supported agriculture.
    • If plant pulling is not feasible, flower head removal helps reduce the spread of the seeds.
    • This knowledge is key to checking the spread of the disease and eradicating it from infected areas.
    • New measures to help prevent the spread of Avian Influenza have been agreed by the European Commission.
    • Therefore, removal of a tree killed by pine wilt is essential to limit the spread of this disease.
    • To prevent the spread of potential disease, all eggs should come from the same source.
  • 2

    • 2.1(of wings, sails)

      envergadura feminine
      • The planting hole should be larger than the spread of the root mass.

    • 2.2(range, extent)

      a broad spread of opinion un amplio abanico / espectro de opiniones
      • five schools have been chosen, to give a representative spread para ofrecer una muestra representativa, se han tomado cinco colegios

  • 3

    margen masculine
    diferencial masculine
  • 4

    • 4.1Cooking
      informal (meal)

      festín masculine
      banquete masculine
      what a marvelous spread ¡qué festín / banquete más espléndido!
      • Yes, she's gone to an awful lot of trouble to assemble all your favourite people and prepare a lavish spread.
      • Fiftyish, 350-pound art dealers in suits ‘eat’ huge banquet spreads, gorging themselves with the sloppy abandon of famished Vikings, only to discover the food is merely a hallucination.
      • The organizer of the event promises laughter and ‘a good spread of food and drink.’
      • Empty tummies don't make for a productive workforce so call in your mother or a friend to act as catering manager and do a spread rather than forking out at the chip shop.

    • 4.2Cooking

      pasta para extender sobre pan, tostadas etc
      cheese spread queso cremoso para untar masculine
      • sardine spread pasta de sardinas
      • Today's cheese and cheese spreads boast flavors that go far beyond the traditional smoke and bacon.
      • According to product claims, these spreads lower cholesterol by as much as 10 to 14 percent.
      • Butter processors are keeping a close eye on this new sub-category to determine if there's enough interest to add a similar spread to their own product lines.
      • Do not eat refrigerated pates or meat spreads.
      • Products manufactured across the board include butter, dry and cultured products, spreads, cheese and cheese sauces.
      • Touted for their cholesterol-lowering properties, phytosterols are found in commercially prepared margarines and spreads.
      • Process cheese can be coaxed into shapes or spreads and also is a featured ingredient in many other food products.
      • Fay says he has seen the introduction this year of more peripheral items, such as cheese spreads.
      • These spreads do not contain trans fatty acids.
      • Retailers can sell more bagels and bread with the spread at a convenient reach, creating an impulse purchase.
      • The cheese might be intended for individual slices, blocks or loaves for shredding, spreads, sauces, fillings, pastes or as industrial food ingredients.
      • In large part, that's due to scientific findings on the dangers of trans-fatty acids, prevalent in most margarines and spreads.
      • It's thought to be a beneficial fat and, in these analyses, ranged from 19 percent in one of the store brands to 27 percent in one of the natural-type spreads.
      • It helped boost sales of cheese spreads by more than 600 percent.
      • For pasteurized cheese spreads, the trend is to reduce cheese solids and add dairy solids such as whey protein.
      • Adding a gum system to processed cheese spreads or artificial cheese products helps modify textural difficulties and helps the end product maintain desirable functional properties.
      • Several others are use patents for direct incorporation into human foods as ingredients or spreads.
      • Processed cheese food and processed cheese spread include additional ingredients such as dairy proteins and/or gums.
      • But these spreads came with their own set of usability problems, particularly when it came to cooking or baking.
      • In the spreads category, Lactoprot is developing upscale, high-end flavor profiles with cheese spreads in flavor combinations such as pepper and bacon or cheddar and smoked turkey.

  • 5

    Printing Journalism
    it was advertised in a double-page / two-page spread/a full-page spread venía anunciado a doble página/a plana entera
    • Why was this a great spread in Vanity Fair, or in Smithsonian or National Geographic?
    • He has the appearance and acting talent of a male underwear model lifted from a magazine spread.
    • He engages the entire article, not merely the flashy opening spread.
    • Running as part of an extensive magazine spread, the newspaper speculated that Foster was about to become Britain's first sidewalk surfing tycoon.
    • Printed as double-page spreads, the 47 photos are accompanied by poems and short stories selected by the artist to reflect her watery theme.
    • Nevertheless, he does show how Jeff Miller's student color studies became the foundation for three Speak magazine spreads.
    • All the covers are faithfully reproduced here, together with page layouts and spreads.
    • The Guardian's pages, on the other hand, though reduced in size, still feel big and expansive when you are looking at a spread and the quality of the design obviously helps here.
    • There are, however, several colored double-page spreads on which she has ‘hung’ her images.
    • But in the end, House & Garden got the nod, running an eight-page spread in the February issue.
    • Most ineffective was a large section of the exhibit in which framed spreads from the magazines jutted out from the wall.
    • Magazine spreads were next, then adult films, then drugs.
    • Each building is presented in a double-page spread, with a brief descriptive text, an image or two and, of course, the plans, sections and elevations of the title.
    • Recent runways and magazine spreads have featured luscious florals from Dolce & Gabbana, Bill Blass, Christian Lacroix and Prada.
    • It owes something to the magazine page, the studio shot, and the fashion spread.
    • The book dummies, storyboards, jacket covers, and double page spreads were proudly displayed, still smelling strongly of glue and fixatives.
    • And then we see Double Game's final two pages: a color spread of Calle's smile.
    • The glacially cool images were published in the fashion spreads of such magazines as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in New York and Caballero in Mexico City.
    • Segal recently signed artist David Mann, who is well known for his recurring spreads in Easyriders magazine, to put out limited-edition prints from his original paintings.
    • Additionally, Seventeen will run spreads in two issues touting the program.
  • 6US informal, dialect

    finca feminine
    hacienda feminine Latin America
    estancia feminine River Plate
    fundo masculine Chile