—v., -spread, -spread•ing,
to spread out; extend: an eagle outspreading its wings.
1. spread out; stretched out: outspread arms.
2. diffused abroad; widely disseminated: The outspread news had traveled quickly.
1. the act of spreading out; expansion: the rapid outspread of the early American colonists.
2. something that is spread out; an expanse: a vast outspread of rich farmland.
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