Translation of "spread" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /spred/ us /spred/ past tense and past participle spread

to arrange something so that it covers a large area

He spread the cards out on the table.

to affect a larger number of people

The virus is spread by rats.

to move a soft substance across a surface so that it covers it

He spread a thin layer of glue on the paper.

to tell information to a lot of people

News of his death spread quickly.
Spread the word – there’s a party tomorrow.
noun uk /spred/ us /spred/

[ no plural ] the degree to which something moves to cover a larger area or affect a larger number of people, or the fact of doing this

expansión, propagación
They are looking for ways to slow down the spread of the disease.

(Translation of “spread” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /spred/ (past tense, past participle spread)

to (cause to) go (often more widely or more thinly) over a surface

She spread honey thickly on her toast.

to cover (a surface with something)

extender, untar
She spread the bread with jam.

to (cause to) reach a wider area, affect a larger number of people etc

The news spread through the village very quickly.

to distribute over a wide area, period of time etc

The exams were spread over a period of ten days.

to open out

He spread the map on the table.
spreadsheet noun

(computing) a software program that allows data or figures to be entered and manipulated in a chart consisting of rows and columns. Spreadsheets are often used for carrying out financial calculations

Hoja de Calculo
The software suite includes a spreadsheet.

(computing) a chart produced using spreadsheet software on a computer

Hoja de Càlcul
The spreadsheet shows the monthly revenue and expenses for a new business.
spread out phrasal verb

to extend or stretch out

The fields spread out in front of him.

to distribute over a wide area or period of time

extender, prolongar
She spread the leaflets out on the table.

to scatter and go in different directions, in order to cover a wider area

They spread out and began to search the entire area.

(Translation of “spread” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)