a spread (of food)

In casual English, "a spread" is a big table full of food that's being offered to guests at a party, a conference, for holidays, etc. This phrase brings to mind the picture of lots of different dishes spread out over a table. Use it like this:

Look at this spread! Oh my goodness, it must have taken you forever to cook all this.

They've got a pretty decent spread here tonight.

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