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Meaning of OVERSPREAD

Pronunciation:  `owvur'spred

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
 

OVERSPREAD is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: spread
 
 See Also: cover, extend, transgress

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*spread"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overspread}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Overspreading}.] [AS. oferspr[=ae]dan.]
    To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the
    earth. --Chaucer.
    
          Those nations of the North Which overspread the world.
                                                   --Drayton.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*spread"\, v. i.
    To be spread or scattered over.
    
    
 
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