spandere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin expandere. Compare the doublet espandere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspan.de.re/
  • Rhymes: -andere
  • Hyphenation: spàn‧de‧re

Verb[edit]

spàndere (first-person singular present spàndo, first-person singular past historic spànsi or (uncommon) spandétti or (ditto, traditional) spandètti, past participle spànto or spànso, auxiliary avére) (transitive)

  1. (especially of something liquid or granular) to arrange or spread uniformly on a surface
    spandere la vernice sulla tela
    to spread the paint on the canvas
    spandere il grano sull'aia
    to scatter the grain about the threshing floor
  2. (by extension) to spill
  3. (figuratively, by extension) to shed (tears)
  4. to give off, emanate, or radiate (a smell, light, etc.)
  5. to spread (an idea, etc.)
  6. (literary) to spread; to stretch out (one's wings, etc.)

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