English adjective: wide
|1.||wide having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other|
A wide necktie.
Three feet wide.
A river two miles broad.
A broad river.
|Similar||beamy, bird's-eye, broad-brimmed, deep, fanlike, panoramic, sweeping, wide-screen|
|See also||comprehensive, thick|
|2.||wide broad in scope or content|
|Samples||Across-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.
|Synonyms||across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic|
|3.||wide (used of eyes) fully open or extended|
|Samples||Stared with wide eyes.|
|4.||wide very large in expanse or scope|
|Samples||A broad lawn.|
The wide plains.
A spacious view.
|5.||wide great in degree|
|Samples||Won by a wide margin.|
|6.||wide having ample fabric|
|Samples||The current taste for wide trousers.|
A full skirt.
|Antonyms||meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy|
|7.||wide not on target|
|Samples||The kick was wide.|
The arrow was wide of the mark.
A claim that was wide of the truth.
|Synonyms||wide of the mark|
English adverb: wide
|1.||wide with or by a broad space|
|Samples||Stand with legs wide apart.|
Ran wide around left end.
|2.||wide to the fullest extent possible|
|Samples||Open your eyes wide.|
With the throttle wide open.
|3.||wide far from the intended target|
|Samples||The arrow went wide of the mark.|
A bullet went astray and killed a bystander.
|4.||wide to or over a great extent or range; far|
|Samples||Wandered wide through many lands.|
He traveled widely.