What does the word spread mean?

Usage examples for spread

  1. He opened his lips as if to speak, then closed them again; a rush of color spread over his face, and he turned his head aside. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  2. And this table, for whom is it spread? – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  3. Then the evil began to spread. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn