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Definitions of wide

  1. broad in scope or content; "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"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. great in degree; "won by a wide margin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Expanse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Remote; distant; far. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of / (/ve) is / (/ll); of a (ate) is / (/nd), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13-15. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Stretching for a given space in a direction at right angles to length; extended far each way; broad; vast; containing plenty of space; far from the point aimed at; as the arrow flew wide of the bull's-eye. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To a great distance; far apart; aside from the mark. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Widely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Wideness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Extended far: having a considerable distance between: broad: distant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Extended far from side to side; broad; distant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Having relatively great extent between sides; broad. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Extended; ample. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To a great distance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Broad; having a great distance or extent between the sides; having a great extent every way; remote; distant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. At a distance; far; with great extent; used chiefly in composition, as wide-skirted meads. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Having a great distance or extent between the sides; opposite of narrow; broad; remote; distant; in compound words, far; with great extent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. At a distance; with great extent, as, "the gates wide open stood". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of Guide to Pronunciation, dictgcide_fs
  42. w[=i]d, adj. extended far: having a considerable distance between: broad: distant: bulging, expanded: deviating, errant, wild.--n. wideness: in cricket, a ball that goes wide of the wicket, counting one to the batting side.--advs. W[=I]DE, W[=I]DE'LY.--adj. W[=I]DE'-AWAKE', fully awake: on the alert: ready.--n. a kind of soft felt hat.--n. W[=I]DE'AWAKENESS.--adj. W[=I]DE'-CHAPPED, wide-mouthed.--v.t. and v.i, W[=I]'DEN, to make or grow wide or wider: (Shak.) to throw open.--ns. W[=I]DE'NER, one who, or that which, widens: a kind of tool; W[=I]DE'NESS, width.--adjs. W[=I]DE'-SPREAD, diffused; W[=I]DE'-STRETCHED (Shak.), large; W[=I]DE'-WA'TERED, bordered or covered by wide waters.--n. WIDTH, wideness, breadth. [A.S. wíd; Ice. víthr, Ger. weit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Measuring much or more than other things of same kind across or from side to side, broad, not narrow, (w. door, road, river, brim, margin, cloth, interval); (appended to measurement) in width (a strip 3 ft w.); extending far, embracing much, of great extent, (has a w. range; w. fame, known to many; the w. world, all the world great as it is; a w. domain, large; is of w. distribution, occurs in many places; a w. generalization, covering many particulars; there is a w. difference between; also adv., as the principle ranges w., & esp. in far& w.), whence widely adv.; not tight or close or restricted, loose, free, liberal, unprejudiced, general, (w. knickerbockers; w. culture, not specialized; takes w. views; hazard a w. guess, one allowing margin for errors of detail; give w. berth to, not go too near, keep clear of, avoid); open to full extent (staring with w. eyes; also adv. or pred. a., as yawned w., open your mouth w., window is w. open, person is w. awake); at considerable distance from a point or mark, not within reasonable distance of, (w. ball in cricket, also w. n., ball judged by umpire to pass wicket beyond batsman\'s reach& counting one to his side; gave an answer quite w. of the mark or purpose; also adv. or pred. a., as is bowling, shooting, w., arrow fell w. of target); w.-awake a. colloq., wary, knowing; w.-awake n., soft w.-brimmed felt hat; w.-spread, widely disseminated (esp. of beliefs or impressions). Hence widen v.t. & i., widish (2) a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. adv. To a distance ; far. Cabinet Dictionary

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