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Definitions of wide

  1. 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
  2. Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. Remote; distant; far. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Wideness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To a great distance; far apart; aside from the mark. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. great in degree; "won by a wide margin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. Extended far from side to side; broad; distant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Having relatively great extent between sides; broad. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Extended; ample. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.

Usage examples for wide

  1. The dogs have to be kept within a course some half- a- mile wide and many miles long. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  2. For the first time she found the large gate wide open. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
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