Definition of outspread in English:

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outspread

Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈspred/

adjective

Fully extended or expanded: outspread arms
More example sentences
  • 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
Spread out: that eagle outspreading his wings for flight
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with outspread

abed, ahead, bed, behead, Birkenhead, bled, bread, bred, coed, cred, crossbred, dead, dread, Ed, embed, Enzed, fed, fled, Fred, gainsaid, head, infrared, ked, lead, led, Med, misled, misread, Ned, premed, pure-bred, read, red, redd, said, samoyed, shed, shred, sked, sled, sped, Spithead, spread, stead, ted, thread, tread, underbred, underfed, wed

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Syllabification: out·spread

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