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British English: /sprɛd/
American English: /sprɛd/

Translation of spread in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول spread

  • 1
    (to open out) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (a cloth, map)
    to spread a cloth on the table
    بَسَطَ سِماطاً على الطاوِلةِ
  • 2
    (to stretch out) (bird) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (its wings)
    to spread one's arms/legs
    مَدَّ ذِراعَيْهِ \ ساقَيْهِ
  • 3
    (to propagate) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (disease, infection)
    a strong wind spread the blaze
    نَشَرَتْ ريحٌ قَويّةٌ الحَريقَ
  • 4
    (in layers) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (butter, jam)
    to spread the cake with cream
    دَهَنَ الكَعْكَ بالقِشْدةِ
  • 6
    (to disseminate) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a rumour, the news)
    to spread the word about something
    نَشَرَ خَبَراً حول شَيْءٍ
  • 8
    (to share out) (Form VI) (the workload, wealth)
    we have to spread our resources very thinly
    يَجِبُ أن نَوَزِّعَ المَوارِدَ بَيْنَنا بِشَكْلٍ مُتَحَفِّظٍ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول spread

  • 1
    (to proliferate) (disease, infection) (Form V), (Form VIII)
    fires spread quickly in the dry conditions
    تَنْتَشِرُ النيرانُ بِسُرْعةٍ في الظُروفِ الجافّةِ
  • 2
    (to extend) (fame, species, forest) (Form VIII), (Form VIII)
    the cancer has spread to her liver
    انْتَشَرَ السَرَطانُ إلى كَبِدِها
    rain will spread to most areas during the night
    سَتَمْتَدُّ الأَمْطارُ إلى مُعْظَمِ المَناطِقِ أثناء اللَيْلِ
  • 3
    (to be disseminated) (rumours, news) (Form VIII)
    (panic, fear) (Form V)
    rumours spread that the prisoners were going to be freed
    انْتَشَرَت الإشاعاتُ بِأَنَّ الأَسْرى سَيُحَرَّرونَ
  • 4
    (butter, jam)


  • 2
    (of fashions, nuclear weapons, etc)
    the spread of mobile phone use
    انْتِشار اسْتِخْدامِ الهاتِفِ المَحْمولِ
    the spread of secularism in Europe
    انْتِشار العَلْمانيّةِ في أوروبّا
  • 5
    to have a wide/narrow spread of interests
    كانَ عِنْدَهُ مَجالُ اهْتِماماتٍ واسِعٌ \ ضَيِّقٌ
  • 6 (in a newspaper) See examples: a double-page spread
    مَنْشور على صَفْحَتَيْنِ
  • 7
    (for bread) (مَعْجون للدَهْنِ)
  • 9 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية)


to spread one's wings

وَسَّعَ آفاقَهُ \ دائِرةَ اهْتِماماتِهِ

Phrasal verbs

spread out

(to move apart) (troops, search party) (Form V), (Form VIII)
(to extend) (city, fields) (Form VIII)
spread [something] out, spread out [something] 1
(to open out)
فَتَحَ \ بَسَطَ [شَيْئاً]
(a cloth, map)
(to stretch out)
مَدَّ [شَيْئاً]
(one's arms, hands)
(over an area) (cards, papers)

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