From Middle English outspreden, equivalent to out- + spread. Cognate with Dutch uitspreiden (“to outspread, stretch, unfold”), Danish udsprede (“to outspread”), Swedish utspridda (“to outspread”).
outspread (third-person singular simple present outspreads, present participle outspreading, simple past and past participle outspread)
- (transitive, intransitive) To spread out; expand; extend.
outspread (comparative more outspread, superlative most outspread)
- extended outward, as one's arms
- She longed to fall into his outspread arms once again.