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English adjective: wide

1. wide having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other


SamplesWide roads.
A wide necktie.
Wide margins.
Three feet wide.
A river two miles broad.
Broad shoulders.
A broad river.


Synonymsbroad


Similarbeamy, bird's-eye, broad-brimmed, deep, fanlike, panoramic, sweeping, wide-screen


See alsocomprehensive, thick


Attributebreadth, width


Antonymsnarrow

2. wide broad in scope or content


SamplesAcross-the-board pay increases.
An all-embracing definition.
Blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
An invention with broad applications.
A panoptic study of Soviet nationality.
Granted him wide powers.


Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

3. wide (used of eyes) fully open or extended


SamplesStared with wide eyes.


Synonymswide-eyed


Similaropen, opened


Antonymsshut, closed

4. wide very large in expanse or scope


SamplesA broad lawn.
The wide plains.
A spacious view.
Spacious skies.


Synonymsbroad, spacious


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small

5. wide great in degree


SamplesWon by a wide margin.


Similarcomfortable


Antonymsnarrow

6. wide having ample fabric


SamplesThe current taste for wide trousers.
A full skirt.


Synonymsfull, wide-cut


Similarample


Antonymsmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

7. wide not on target


SamplesThe kick was wide.
The arrow was wide of the mark.
A claim that was wide of the truth.


Synonymswide of the mark


Similarinaccurate


Antonymsaccurate


English adverb: wide

1. wide with or by a broad space


SamplesStand with legs wide apart.
Ran wide around left end.

2. wide to the fullest extent possible


SamplesOpen your eyes wide.
With the throttle wide open.

3. wide far from the intended target


SamplesThe arrow went wide of the mark.
A bullet went astray and killed a bystander.


Synonymsastray

4. wide to or over a great extent or range; far


SamplesWandered wide through many lands.
He traveled widely.


Synonymswidely









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