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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about;
[syn: sprawl, sprawling]


1. spreading out in different directions;
- Example: "sprawling handwriting"
- Example: "straggling branches"
- Example: "straggly hair"
[syn: sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sprawl \Sprawl\ (spr[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprawled (spr[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprawling.] [OE. spraulen; cf. Sw. sprattla to sprawl, dial. Sw. spralla, Dan. spraelle, spraelde, D. spartelen, spertelen, to flounder, to struggle.] 1. To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully. [1913 Webster] 2. To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or trees; to spread ungracefully, as chirography. [1913 Webster] 3. To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping. [1913 Webster] The birds were not fledged; but upon sprawling and struggling to get clear of the flame, down they tumbled. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sprawling adj 1: spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair" [syn: sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly] n 1: an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about [syn: sprawl, sprawling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprawling": accumbent, couchant, couche, crawling, decumbent, deltoid, draped, fan-shape, fan-shaped, fanlike, fanned, fanning, flabelliform, flared, flaring, flat, groveling, lolling, lounging, lying, open, outspread, outstretched, patulous, procumbent, prone, prostrate, reclining, recumbent, reposing, resupine, splay, splayed, splaying, spraddled, spraddling, sprangled, sprangling, sprawled, sprawly, spread, spreading, stretched-out, supine, unfolded, wide-open, widespread