spreading etymology

English word spreading comes from English spread

Detailed word origin of spreading

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spread English (eng) (intransitive) To proliferate; to become more widely present, to be disseminated. [from 13th c.]. (intransitive) To take up a larger area or space; to expand, be extended. [from 14th c.]. (intransitive, slang) To open one’s legs, especially for sexual favours. [from 20th c.]. (transitive) To cover (something) with a thin layer of some substance, as of butter. [from 16th c.]. (transitive) To [...]
spreading English (eng) The act by which something is spread.