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Webster 1828 Edition


Spreading

SPREADING

, SPREDDING,
ppr.
1.
Extending; expanding; propagating; divulging; dispersing; diffusing.
2.
a. Extending or extended over a large space; wide; as the spreading oak.
Gov. Winthrop and his associates at Charleston had for a church a large spreading tree.

SPREADING

, SPREDDING,
Noun.
The act of extending, dispersing or propagating.

Definition 2022


spreading

spreading

English

Verb

spreading

  1. present participle of spread
    • 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, The Guardian WeeklyUrban canopies let nature bloom], volume 188, number 22, page 30:
      As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.

Translations

Noun

spreading (plural spreadings)

  1. The act by which something is spread.
    • 1991, Samuel D. Robbins, Wisconsin Birdlife: Population & Distribution Past & Present (page 579)
      Small numbers [of meadowlarks] remain on farms in the southern counties throughout the winter, usually relying on fresh manure spreadings for food when snow covers the fields.