outspread

[ verb out-spred; adjective out-spred; noun out-spred ]
/ verb ˌaʊtˈsprɛd; adjective ˈaʊtˈsprɛd; noun ˈaʊtˌsprɛd /

verb (used with or without object), out·spread, out·spread·ing.

to spread out; extend: an eagle outspreading its wings.

adjective

spread out; stretched out: outspread arms.
diffused abroad; widely disseminated: The outspread news had traveled quickly.

noun

the act of spreading out; expansion: the rapid outspread of the early American colonists.
something that is spread out; an expanse: a vast outspread of rich farmland.

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Origin of outspread

1300–50; Middle English outspredden (v.). See out-, spread
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outspread

verb (ˌaʊtˈsprɛd) -spreads, -spreading or -spread

to spread out or cause to spread out

adjective (ˈaʊtˈsprɛd)

spread or stretched out
scattered or diffused widely

noun (ˈaʊtˌsprɛd)

a spreading out
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