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 wide wide

adj

  • () having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other  ( broad, wide )
    having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
     wide roads
    wide roads
     a wide necktie
    a wide necktie
     wide margins
    wide margins
     three feet wide
    three feet wide
     a river two miles broad
    a river two miles broad
     broad shoulders
    broad shoulders
     a broad river
    a broad river
  • great in degree  ( wide )
    great in degree
     won by a wide margin
    won by a wide margin
  • adv

  • () with or by a broad space  ( wide )
    with or by a broad space
     stand with legs wide apart
    stand with legs wide apart
     ran wide around left end
    ran wide around left end
  • () to the fullest extent possible  ( wide )
    to the fullest extent possible
     open your eyes wide
    open your eyes wide
     with the throttle wide open
    with the throttle wide open
  • to or over a great extent or range; far  ( wide, widely )
    to or over a great extent or range; far
     wandered wide through many lands
    wandered wide through many lands
     he traveled widely
    he traveled widely
  • far from the intended target  ( astray, wide )
    far from the intended target
     the arrow went wide of the mark
    the arrow went wide of the mark
     a bullet went astray and killed a bystander
    a bullet went astray and killed a bystander
  • adj

  • () broad in scope or content  ( across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, encompassing, panoptic, extensive, broad, wide )
    broad in scope or content
     across-the-board pay increases
    across-the-board pay increases
     an all-embracing definition
    an all-embracing definition
     blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
     an invention with broad applications
    an invention with broad applications
     a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
     granted him wide powers
    granted him wide powers
  • () (used of eyes) fully open or extended  ( wide-eyed, wide )
    (used of eyes) fully open or extended
     stared with wide eyes
    stared with wide eyes
  • () very large in expanse or scope  ( broad, wide, spacious )
    very large in expanse or scope
     a broad lawn
    a broad lawn
     the wide plains
    the wide plains
     a spacious view
    a spacious view
     spacious skies
    spacious skies
  • not on target  ( wide, wide of the mark )
    not on target
     the kick was wide
    the kick was wide
     the arrow was wide of the mark
    the arrow was wide of the mark
     a claim that was wide of the truth
    a claim that was wide of the truth
  • having ample fabric  ( full, wide, wide-cut )
    having ample fabric
     the current taste for wide trousers
    the current taste for wide trousers
     a full skirt
    a full skirt