Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Spread"

The meaning of "Spread" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does do a big spread on sb mean?
A: It means to write a story about somebody and put the story in the newspaper, magazine, or on television.

Definition of "spread":
(noun)
An article or advertisement covering several columns or pages of a physical newspaper or magazine, especially one on two facing pages. Also, when the news story is shown and told on television.

Here is an example of the phrase "do a big spread on" used on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ElaineAgapiou/status/604483424062074880

Here is a photo of a newspaper spread:
Q: What does spread mean?
Q: What does "spread" in 237 mean?
A: Spread is probably referring to a spread of food. It's a high class thing that people do where they put out small portions of food like meat and cheese
Q: What does spread holiday cheer mean?
A: Celebrate the holiday. This phrase is most often associated with Christmas.
Q: What does a negative spread mean?
A: It means a bad spread of something. Example, negative spread of an illness.

Example sentences using "Spread"

Q: Please show me example sentences with spread the word .
A: it could mean both positive and negative.
Examples:
There is a kidnapper going around taking young children! Make sure to spread the word!
I am having a party next Saturday, so spread the word!

Overall, spread the word is similar to sharing or passing down information from one person to another
Q: Please show me example sentences with spread.
A: -The newspaper was spread across his lap.
-Her notes were spread all over the desk.
-Help me spread the cloth on the table.
-She offered crackers and a cheese spread.
-He uses low-fat spread on his toast.
Q: Please show me example sentences with spread .
A: Let's all spread out.

I spread jelly on my bread.
Q: Please show me example sentences with spread the word.
A: "Spread the word about Stacy's party on Saturday."

"Spread the word about the sale at the mall."

"Spread the word about John's father...he is very sick and John does not want to talk about it."

Synonyms of "Spread" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between to spread and to litter and to strew and to scatter ?
A: They all mean that they are spread. Spread means that they cover a lot of area. Strewn means that they are lying down. Scattered means that it is messy. Litter is another word for trash, so think of it that way.
Q: What is the difference between spread and sprinkle and disperse and scatter ?
A: They all mean the same thing to be honest. Scatter means to throw something in random directions. Or moving off in different directions.

Spread- “you need to spread the butter well”
Sprinkle- “sprinkle some chocolate on the cake”
Disperse- “people began to disperse”
Scatter- “scatter the gifts” or “we need to scatter the police are coming”
Q: What is the difference between spread and distribute ?
A: spread: go to a "random" area.
distribute: go to a "specific" area.
Q: What is the difference between spread and stretch ?
A: stretch it to pull apart.
"I stretch the elastic ban."

spread is like laying out.
"I spread butter on toast."

they both are very similar but spread needs an area to go over.

where stretch is like expanding
Q: What is the difference between spread and spectrum ?
A: Spread : to disperse, to make present throughout something, to spread.

He spread peanut butter all over his sandwich.

The rumor spread like wildfire! By the end of the day everyone knew about the fight...

Spectrum : relating to one's point of view

The teacher broadened our spectrum on math to make us see that it was used everywhere. Who would have known that I would actually use calculus in my everyday life!

Translations of "Spread"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I like how you mention about how the spread of Islam led to more diversity in trade! and it's also interesting that the inhabitants in the Swahili coast created a blend of culture in language and lineage patterns
(is it natural?)
A: I like how you mention that the spread of Islam led to more diversity in trade! It's also interesting that the inhabitants of the Swahili coast created a blend of cultures in their language and lineage patterns.

You're definitely more than a beginner in English! :)

Koreans connect sentences with 구리고, but in English, if you want to connect two sentences with 'and,' you're actually supposed to make them one sentence.

It rained! I got soaked.
It rained, and I got soaked!!
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? you're spreads are beautiful
A: It either means your bed sheets are beautiful or a table full of food.

If I do a party and my friends come round and see a table full of food, they might say wow "this is a beautiful spread, it looks delicious " for example
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the spread of mobile phones (is this correct??)
A: @Hyees if you want to compare today to many years or decades ago I would use mobile phones, you really only use the plural form and it is more generally speaking; smartphones implies the last few years and generally only display phones e.g. IPhone etc.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? spread
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 「街の灯が滲むほどに」を英訳するとどうなるか教えてください。
blur? stain? spread? あまり良い単語が見つからないような。。
A: "Spread" means to expand or radiate.

"Blur" means they are indistinct or out of focus.

I think we might say "light spills out across the neighbourhood".

Other questions about "Spread"

Q: Explosive spread of the Internet as today's new medium of communication should be seen from wider perspective to be understood its importance.
Today, civilizations on the Earth are traversing from the era of physical information to the era of digital information. does this sound natural?
A: ... should be seen from "a" wider perspective "to understand" its importance.
Q: Now, the spread of the Internet is changing the world dramatically. One of the examples is that using websites and SNS for advertising and communicating on politics. Not only political parties but also every individuals can show their opinions easily on the Internet. I think this is very important for the progress of the world peace. The internet is also useful for the handicapped people. They can do everything at home even if they have disabilities on their bodies. Studying, shopping, communicating with friends, and so on. For these reasons, I agree with the opinion that Internet had a positive influence on our society. does this sound natural?
A: Some corrections:

Now, the spread of the internet is changing the world dramatically. One example is the use of websites and SNS for both advertising and political commentary. Indeed, not only political parties but individuals can voice their opinions easily on the internet. I think this is very important for the progress of world peace. The internet is also useful for handicapped people. They can do everything—studying, shopping, communicating with friends, and so on— at home, even if they have physical disabilities. For these reasons, I agree with the opinion that the internet has had a positive influence on our society.

Just a side note, but in the west, we don't use the term 'SNS' to refer to social networks. We usually call it 'social media'. Depending on context, it also might be more natural to start off with 'Today,' instead of 'Now,'.

Keep up the good work!
Q: spread the dough out? does this sound natural?
A: “Roll out the dough” is better
Q: Why is not "spread" but "spreading" after "to" in this sentence below?

They'll devote the profit to spreading their brand.

A: The "to" really belongs to the verb, "devote...to." We can't use the verb without "to." "spreading their brand" is a gerund (a kind of noun phrase). If you use "spread," we would be left with the awkward phrase "they'll devote the profit," as the "to" would belong to the regular verb. Basically it is the verb that is confusing. We say "devote (noun or noun phrase) to (noun or noun phrase).
Q: The spread of new type of cars like electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles needs construction of infrastructures. does this sound natural?
A: "The spread of new types of cars like electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles requires the construction of (supporting) infrastructure."

この場合Infrastructureは数えられないのです。

needとrequireの使い方も少し違います。
◯ I need a ticket to board the train.
◯ The train company requires me to have a ticket to board the train.
△ The train company needs me to have a ticket to... (少し不自然)

◯ We need to pass the test in order to receive the certificate
◯ We are required to pass the test before we can receive the certificate.
✕ We require to pass the test...
◯ We require you to pass the test.
◯ We need you to pass the test.

"spread"の場合は意志とか意識とかものではないからでしょう。

✕ The danger of earthquakes needs extra safety measures.
◯ The danger of earthquakes requires extra safety measures.
"danger" can't "need" something.

In the case of an animate object, either word is correct, but require sounds more formal/文学的
◯ The dog needs food.
◯ The dog requires food. (少し不自然。)

Also,
◯ Wizard needs food, badly. ← This is correct because reasons.

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