Synonyms of spread out


1. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out, spread, distribute

usage: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

2. string out, spread out, arrange, set up

usage: set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the houses were strung out in a long row"

3. spread, scatter, spread out, circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute

usage: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

4. expand, spread out, grow

usage: extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"

5. turn out, splay, spread out, rotate, turn

usage: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

6. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out, separate, part, split

usage: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

7. unfold, spread, spread out, open, undo

usage: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"


1. fanned, spread-out(prenominal), distributed (vs. concentrated)

usage: especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards"

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