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outspread

[v. out-spred; adj. out-spred; n. out-spred] /v. ˌaʊtˈsprɛd; adj. ˈaʊtˈsprɛd; n. ˈaʊtˌsprɛd/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), outspread, outspreading.
1.
to spread out; extend:
an eagle outspreading its wings.
adjective
2.
spread out; stretched out:
outspread arms.
3.
diffused abroad; widely disseminated:
The outspread news had traveled quickly.
noun
4.
the act of spreading out; expansion:
the rapid outspread of the early American colonists.
5.
something that is spread out; an expanse:
a vast outspread of rich farmland.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English outspredden (v.). See out-, spread
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  • With outspread heart that needs the rough leaves' care.
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  • He had a new seal designed with the eagle's wings outspread and multiple arrows in its clutch.
  • Near him on the wall are smaller drawings of mountain sheep, antelope, and a single bird with outspread wings.
  • They dance to the beat of an imaginary drummer as they bounce and jump with outspread wings.
British Dictionary definitions for outspread

outspread

verb (ˌaʊtˈsprɛd) -spreads, -spreading, -spread
1.
to spread out or cause to spread out
adjective (ˈaʊtˈsprɛd)
2.
spread or stretched out
3.
scattered or diffused widely
noun (ˈaʊtˌsprɛd)
4.
a spreading out
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