Keywords: spill, spillage, shatter, dispersal, dissemination, spread, spread out, disperse, disseminate, epidemic, roll out

Sign Definition

General Definition

1. Of anything, to go from being in one place or being in one piece to then being in many places or in many pieces over a larger area.

As a Noun

1. The act of causing a liquid to flow over the edge of a container. English = spill, spillage.
2. The spreading of people or objects over a wide area or of ideas and objects amongst a large number of people. English = dispersal, dissemination.
3. An occurrence of a disease which affects a large number of people and which spreads quickly. English = epidemic.
4. Of services or policies (e.g., health, education, welfare), the period of time in which it spreads in stages over an area to more and more people, with each stage involving an increased number of outlets. English = roll out.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. Of a liquid, to accidentally flow over the edge of a container. English = spill.
2. Of a substance, to be opened out or arranged over a large place or surface, or to cover a large part of the surface of something. English = spread, spread out, spread over.
3. Of objects or ideas, to gradually reach or affect a larger and larger area, or more and more people. English = spread. Formal English = disperse, disseminate.
4. Of objects, to be far apart and to cover a large area. English = to be spread out.
5. Of an object, to break up into many little pieces that spread out over a large area. English = shatter.
6. Of services or policies (e.g., health, education, welfare), to begin and spread in stages over an area to more and more people, with each stage involving an increased number of outlets. English = roll out.