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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sprawl:

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Definition of the noun sprawl

What does sprawl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sprawls

  1. an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of sprawl: conurbation / urban sprawl
    • more generic terms: populated area / urban area = a geographical area constituting a city or town
    • more specific word: subtopia = monotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings
    • instance: Luda / Luta = an industrial conurbation in northeastern China on the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula
  2. an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

Alternative definition of the noun sprawl

noun

  1. An ungainly sprawling posture.
  2. A straggling, haphazard growth, especially of housing on the edge of a city.

Specialised definition of the noun sprawl

Glossary of sports / wrestling

a counter to a leg attack, in which the legs are thrown straight back, away from the opponent

a move used to counter a leg shot. The wrestler throws the legs back and arches the hips into the opponent to break the hold

Definition of the verb sprawl

What does sprawl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sprawled | sprawling | sprawls

  1. sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
  2. go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

Character

Sprawl is a fictional character from the 1986 film Top Gun.

Music

  1. "Sprawl" is a musical album of The Bevis Frond.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Sprawl" is a composition.

Group

Sprawl is a musical group.

  • albums: "Heat Miser EP", "The King of Parking", "The Man With the Yellow Hat"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sprawl

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Google previewAd Hoc Urban Sprawl in the Mediterranean City (2010)

Dispersing a Compact Tradition? by Vittorio Gargiulo Morelli, Luca Salvati

Classically, Urban Sprawl is an American phenomenon associated with the rapid low-density outward expansion of U.S. cities, steaming...

Google previewCities and Suburbs (2009)

New Metropolitan Realities in the US by Bernadette Hanlon, John Rennie Short, Thomas J. Vicino

For many observers, sprawl is a text that tells a story of environmental degradation, social fracturing, and loss of community (Kunstler 1993; Duany et al. ... sprawl is an elusive concept.

Google previewLiquid City (2007)

Megalopolis and the Contemporary Northeast by John R. Short

Sprawl is the sum of myriad small and large residential and commercial developments that spread an urban penumbra across the...

Sprawl is a text that tells a story of environmental degradation, social fracturing, and loss of community.

Google previewCracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2017 Edition (2016)

Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 by Princeton Review

D Suburban sprawl is a multifaceted problem with many geographical aspects.

Google previewWalking (2017)

Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health

Urban sprawl is a dominant development pattern in North America, and increasingly prevalent across the world. Sprawl is a multidimensional development pattern, but is typified as: widely dispersed population and low- density development; ...

Google previewCracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2018 Edition (2017)

by Princeton Review

D Suburban sprawl is a multifaceted problem with many geographical aspects.

Google previewStraphanger (2012)

Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile by Taras Grescoe

The Sprawlagists There is a vocal group of commentators who believe that sprawl is a natural pattern of human...

Google previewCracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2012 Edition (2011)

by Princeton Review, Jon Moore

Suburban sprawl is a multifaceted problem with many geographical aspects. In this question, you...

Google previewGlobal Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness (2007)

by David V. McQueen, Catherine Jones

Urban sprawl is an important issue and can potentially have tremendous health and economic impact (Sheehan, 2002). Urban sprawl is a complex pattern of land use and development that is typified by the spread-out, single-use nature of ...

Google previewRemaking American Communities (2006)

A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl by David C. Soule

A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl David C. Soule. 15 Measuring Change: Databases, Build-Out Analysis, Scenario Planning, and Models David C. Soule Sprawl is a phenomenon that transforms the landscape over time. As we have seen, ...

Google previewClimate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities (2014)

Building Knowledge for Adaptation by Silvia Macchi, Maurizio Tiepolo

Chapter 5 Urban Sprawl as a Factor of Vulnerability to Climate Change: Monitoring Land Cover Change in Dar es Salaam Luca Congedo and Michele Munafò Abstract Urban sprawl is a major cause of environmental change, indirectly ...

Google previewGeo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments (2005)

With 45 Figures and 14 Tables by Ryan R. Jensen, Jay D. Gatrell, Daniel D. McLean

Urban sprawl is a contentious public policy issue in the United States today. For those people who move into the outer fringes of metropolitan areas it may be seen as an opportunity to buy a bigger home in a much less heavily urbanized place ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SPRAWL, v. sprawl [Sw, sprattla; Dan, spralle, to toss about the limbs: Dut. spartelen, to frisk, to wag one's legs. Icel. sprókla, to throw about the limbs]: to stretch the body and limbs wildly and carelessly while lying: to lie with the limbs stretched ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

spraukla,to sprawl.] Sprad,sprad(Spens.). Same as Spread. Sprag, sprag,n.a pieceofwood used to lockawheel: a punch prop in mining.—v.t. to prop, or to stop, by a sprag. Sprag, sprag, n.(prov.) ayoung salmon. Spraich,sprāh, n.(Scot.) ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

From anAmerican perspective, there are three main typesof urban sprawl: expanding urban/suburban areas that push into the countrysideat low to medium densities; linear commercial sprawl along major arterial roads leadingto and from ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

While sprawl is often associated with a lack of planning, others suggest that government policies and public agencies, influencing decisions about road construction, housing financing and ZONING, for instance, have shaped the rise of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

Server sprawl is a situation in which multiple, under-utilized servers take up more space and consume more...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Community (2003)

From the Village to the Virtual World by DAVID LEVINSON, KAREN CHRISTENSEN

Sprawl can be a verb as well as a noun. When land urbanizes more rapidly than the population is growing, population density naturally declines. Some cities with moderate densities, such as Phoenix, have recently become denser.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by S. George Philander

The resulting low-density sprawl continues to drive—and, in turn, is driven by— the development of highway transportation infrastructure that encourages the seemingly endless growth of vehicle miles traveled and the attendant emission of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (2010)

by Leslie A. Duram

Chakrabarty; Genetically Engineered Crops; Roundup Ready Soybeans; Terminator Gene Rick Welsh Suburban Sprawl “Suburban sprawl” has more than one definition. As it relates to farmland use, it is generally thought of as low- density ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Sprawl spreads development out over large amounts of land, paving much of it. Because many of Americans ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald Rudolph Pitzl

Urban sprawl Suggested Readings: Gordon O. Ewing, "The Bases of Differences between American and Canadian Cities,"

Urban sprawl. Urban sprawl is the unplanned expansion of urban and suburban development ( structures ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2005)

by R. W. McColl

Contemporary debates over urban planning focus in part on issues of urban sprawl and suburban development. Urban sprawl—the spread of urban dwellers into rational, planned suburban developments—is characterized by shopping ...

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Usage statistics about sprawl

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sprawl:

sprawlconurbation

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sprawl:

stragglesprawl

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Quotes about Sprawl

those elephants
I've never seen
thick
as incoherent dreams

born of clouds
they fill the sky

dim the sun

deflate

then lie

sprawl their skinprints
grey as tar

'tis shadowings

that's all they are (STEPHEN BRIAN Brady)
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Scrabble value of S1P3R1A1W4L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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