Definition of outspread in English:

outspread

Syllabification: out·spread
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈspred
 
 
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adjective

  • Fully extended or expanded: outspread arms
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    • He stared back just as incredulously, dropping his outspread arms to his sides.
    • There are teddy bears with a friendly demeanour, puppies with endearing looks, comical elephants with outspread ears, energetic monkeys with a cheerful grin, and cherubic children with innocent smiles on their charming faces.
    • Petticoat tails are Scottish shortbread biscuits, baked in a round, with a characteristic shape resembling that of an outspread bell-hoop crinoline petticoat.
    Synonyms
    fully extended, outstretched, spread-eagled, spread out, fanned out, unfolded, unfurled, open, wide open, opened out

verb

(past and past participle outspread) [with object] literary Back to top  
  • Spread out: that eagle outspreading his wings for flight
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    • Taking another deep drag, she settled herself on the couch again, outspreading her long tanned legs before her.
    • Arlan put on a look of innocence as he outspread his arms.

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