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wide

 (wīd)
adj. wid·er, wid·est
1.
a. Having a specified extent from side to side: a ribbon two inches wide.
b. Extending over a great distance from side to side; broad: a wide road; a wide necktie.
2. Having great extent or range; including much or many: a wide selection; granting wide powers; wide variations.
3. Fully open or extended: look with wide eyes.
4.
a. To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal: a shot that was wide of the target.
b. Baseball Outside.
c. Sports Being toward or near one of the side boundaries of a playing area, such as a sideline on a football field.
5. Deviating or straying from something expected or specified: a remark that was wide of the truth.
6. Linguistics Lax.
adv. wider, widest
1. Over a great distance; extensively: traveled far and wide.
2. To the full extent; completely.
3. To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal.
4. Sports Toward or near one of the sides of a playing area: ran wide to catch a pass.
n. Sports
A ball bowled outside of the batsman's reach, counting as a run for the batting team in cricket.

[Middle English, from Old English wīd; see wi- in Indo-European roots.]

wide′ly adv.
wide′ness n.
wid′ish adj.

wide

(waɪd)
adj
1. having a great extent from side to side
2. of vast size or scope; spacious or extensive
3.
a. (postpositive) having a specified extent, esp from side to side: two yards wide.
b. (in combination) covering or extending throughout: nationwide.
4. distant or remote from the desired point, mark, etc: your guess is wide of the mark.
5. (of eyes) opened fully
6. loose, full, or roomy: wide trousers.
7. exhibiting a considerable spread, as between certain limits: a wide variation.
8. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics another word for lax4, open34
adv
9. over an extensive area: to travel far and wide.
10. to the full extent: he opened the door wide.
11. far from the desired point, mark, etc
n
12. (Cricket) (in cricket) a bowled ball that is outside the batsman's reach and scores a run for the batting side
13. archaic or poetic a wide space or extent
14. to the wide completely
[Old English wīd; related to Old Norse vīthr, Old High German wīt]
ˈwidely adv
ˈwideness n
ˈwidish adj

wide

(waɪd)

adj. wid•er, wid•est,
adv. adj.
1. of great extent from side to side; broad: a wide street.
2. having a specified extent from side to side: three feet wide.
3. vast; spacious: the wide plains.
4. of great range or scope: a person of wide experience.
5. expanded; distended: to stare with wide eyes.
6. apart or remote from a specified objective: wide of the truth.
7. too far to one side: a shot wide of the mark.
8. Baseball. outside (def. 14).
9. full or roomy, as clothing: wide, flowing robes.
10. (of a speech sound) lax (def. 7).
adv.
11. to the utmost, or fully: to be wide awake.
12. away from a point or mark; astray: The shot went wide.
13. over an extensive area.
14. to a great extent from side to side: The river runs wide here.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wīd, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon wīd, Old High German wīt, Old Norse vīthr]
wide′ness, n.

-wide

a combining form of wide, forming from nouns adjectives with the sense “extending or applying throughout a given space,” as specified by the noun: communitywide; countrywide; worldwide.

wide

broad

Something that is wide or broad measures a large distance from one side to the other. You can say that something such as a street or river is wide or broad.

They live on a wide, tree-lined street.
The streets of this town are broad.

Wide is more common in conversation than 'broad'.

The river was so wide I couldn't jump over it.

When you are talking about objects, you usually say that they are wide rather than 'broad'.

In the centre of the room was a wide bed.
The men came out through a wide doorway.

When you are talking about parts of someone's body, you usually use broad rather than 'wide'.

He was tall, with broad shoulders.
She gave me a broad smile.

wide

A ball bowled so wide or high that the batsman cannot reach it. A run is added to the score and an extra ball added to the over.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wide - 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"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
2.wide - 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"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
3.wide - (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes"
opened, open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
4.wide - very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
5.wide - great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
narrow - very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape"
6.wide - having ample fabricwide - having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"
ample - more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply"
7.wide - not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
inaccurate - not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"
Adv.1.wide - with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"
2.wide - to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"
3.wide - far from the intended targetwide - far from the intended target; "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; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"

wide

adjective
1. spacious, broad, extensive, ample, roomy, commodious The doorway should be wide enough to allow wheelchair access.
spacious tight, confined, cramped, constricted
2. baggy, full, loose, ample, billowing, roomy, voluminous, capacious, oversize, generously cut Wear the shirt loose over wide trousers.
3. expanded, dilated, fully open, distended His eyes were wide with disbelief.
expanded closed, shut
4. outstretched, outspread `It was huge,' he announced, spreading his arms wide.
6. extensive, general, far-reaching, overarching The case has attracted wide publicity.
7. large, broad, vast, immense the wide variation in the ages and backgrounds of the candidates
8. distant, off, away, remote, off course, off target The shot was several feet wide.
adverb
1. fully, completely, right out, as far as possible, to the furthest extent He opened his mouth wide.
fully partly, narrowly, partially
2. off target, nowhere near, astray, off course, off the mark The big striker fired wide and missed an easy goal.

wide

adjective
1. Extending over a large area from side to side:
2. Of full measure; not narrow or restricted:
Translations
بِكَامِلِهِعَرِيضعَريض، ذو عَرْضفاغِر العَيْنَيْنكَبير، عَظيم
široceširoký
bredbredtstorvidt
larĝa
lai
leveäohitäysinlaajalaajasti
širokširom
szélesszélesre
breiðurbreiîurbreiîur, víîur; opinnmikill, stórupp á gátt
広い広く
넓게넓은
apeiti ką iš toloatlapotaslaikytis nuo ko atokiaiplačiai atvertasplačiai išskėtęs
daudzpusīgslielsplašiplašsplati
larglat
bogatširokširoko
bredbrettvid
กว้างกว้างขวาง
genişgeniş kapsamlıgenişliğindetamamenardına kadar
rộngrộng rãi

wide

[waɪd]
A. ADJ (wider (compar) (widest (superl)))
1. [street, river, trousers] → ancho; [area] → extenso; [ocean, desert] → vasto; [space, circle, valley] → amplio
he was a tall man with wide shouldersera un hombre alto de hombros anchos
it's ten centimetres widetiene diez centímetros de ancho or de anchura
a three-mile-wide craterun cráter de tres millas de ancho or de anchura
how wide is it?¿cuánto tiene de ancho?, ¿qué anchura tiene?
her eyes were wide with amazementtenía los ojos como platos de asombro
to give sb a wide berthevitar a algn
2. (= extensive) [support, variety] → gran; [range, selection] → amplio
a wide choice of bulbs is availablehay una gran variedad de bulbos donde escoger, hay una gran variedad de bulbos disponible
there is a wide choice of colourshay muchos colores para escoger
he has a wide followingtiene un gran número de seguidores
a wide range ofuna amplia gama de
in the wider context ofdentro del contexto más amplio de
the story received wide coverageel suceso recibió una amplia cobertura
to have (a) wide knowledge of sthtener amplios conocimientos de algo
this ruling could have wider implicationsesta decisión podría tener implicaciones más amplias
the incident raises wider issuesel incidente hace plantearse cuestiones de mayor envergadura
3. (= large) [gap, differences] → grande
to win by a wide marginganar por un margen amplio
4. (= off target) his first shot was wide (Ftbl) → su primer tiro or chute pasó de largo (Shooting) → su primer disparo no dio en el blanco
to be wide of the targetdesviarse mucho del blanco
to be wide of the markencontrarse lejos de la realidad
their accusations may not be so wide of the markpuede que sus acusaciones no se encuentren tan lejos de la realidad
B. ADV
1. (= fully) he opened the window wideabrió la ventana de par en par
wide apartbien separados
to be wide awake (lit) → estar completamente despierto
we'll have to be wide awake for this meetingtendremos que estar con los ojos bien abiertos en esta reunión, tendremos que estar muy al tanto en esta reunión
wide open [window, door] → de par en par, completamente abierto
with his eyes (open) wide or wide opencon los ojos muy abiertos
she went into marriage with her eyes wide opense casó sabiendo muy bien lo que hacía
the wide open spaceslos espacios abiertos
we were left wide open to attackquedamos totalmente expuestos a un ataque
2. (= off target) the shot went wide (Ftbl) → el tiro or chute pasó de largo (Shooting) → el disparo no dio en el blanco
Fleming shot wide (Ftbl) → Fleming realizó un disparo que pasó de largo a la portería
see also far A1
C. N (Cricket) pelota que el bateador no puede golpear porque la han lanzado muy lejos y que cuenta como una carrera para el equipo del bateador
D. CPD wide boy Nbuscón m, ratero m

wide

[ˈwaɪd]
adj
(in measurements)large
It is 3 metres wide → Cela fait 3 mètres de large.
how wide is ... → quelle est la largeur de ...
How wide is the gap? → Quelle est la largeur de l'espace entre les deux?
(= large, broad) [gap, opening, doorway] → large; [road, river] → large; [table, bed] → large
a wide road → une route large
(= extensive) [region] → vaste before n; [area] → large before n
over a wide area → sur une large zone
Wreckage was scattered over a wide area → Les débris étaient éparpillés sur une large zone.
(= considerable) [publicity, repercussions] → grand(e)
The case has attracted wide publicity → Le procès a suscité beaucoup d'attention de la part des médias., Le procès a suscité un grand intérêt de la part des médias.
(= diverse) [choice, selection] → large before n; [variety] → grand(e); [knowledge, understanding] → vaste before n
a wide choice of hotels → un large choix d'hôtels
a wide range of topics → un large éventail de sujets
(= great) [difference, variation] → grand(e); [gap] → large before n
There is a wide gap between men's and women's average earnings → Il existe un large fossé entre la rémunération moyenne des hommes et des femmes.
adv
(= making large space) → grand
to open sth wide [+ door, mouth, arms] → ouvrir grand qch
wide open [door, window] → grand(e) ouvert(e)
The door was wide open → La porte était grande ouverte.
The windows were wide open → Les fenêtres étaient grandes ouvertes.
(= to one side) to shoot wide [player, soldier] → tirer à côté
to go wide [ball, bullet] → passer à côté
to be wide open (= completely undecided) [competition, election] → être très ouvert(e)

wide

adj (+er)
road, smile, feet, gapbreit; skirt, trousers, plainweit; eyesgroß; it is three feet widees ist drei Fuß breit; (material) → es liegt drei Fuß breit; (room) → es ist drei Fuß in der Breite; the big wide worlddie (große) weite Welt; her eyes were wide with amazementsie machte große Augen vor Erstaunen
(= considerable, comprehensive) difference, varietygroß; experience, choicereich, umfangreich; public, knowledge, rangebreit; interestsvielfältig, breit gefächert; coverage of reportumfassend; networkweitverzweigt; circulationweit, groß; questionweitreichend, weit reichend; wide reading is the best educationviel zu lesen ist die beste Art der Erziehung or Bildung; his wide readingseine große Belesenheit
(missing the target) → daneben pred, → gefehlt; you’re a bit wide thereda liegst du etwas daneben; wide of the truthnicht ganz wahrheitsgetreu; a wide ball (Cricket) → ein Ball, der nicht in Reichweite des Schlagmanns aufspringt; it was wide of the targetes verpasste das Ziel, es ging daneben
adv
(= extending far)weit; they are set wide apartsie liegen weit auseinander ? far
(= fully)weit; open wide!bitte weit öffnen; the general/writer left himself wide open to attackder General/Verfasser hat sich (überhaupt) nicht gegen Angriffe abgesichert; the law is wide open to criticism/abusedas Gesetz bietet viele Ansatzpunkte für Kritik/öffnet dem Missbrauch Tür und Tor
(= far from the target)daneben; to go wide of somethingüber etw (acc)hinausgehen, an etw (dat)vorbeigehen

wide

:
wide-angle (lens)
n (Phot) → Weitwinkel (→ objektiv nt) m
wide area network
n (Comput) → Weitverkehrsnetz nt
wide-awake
adj attr, wide awake
adj pred (= fully awake)hellwach; (= alert)wach; you can’t fool her, she’s much too wide awakedu kannst ihr nichts vormachen, dazu passt sie viel zu genau auf or dazu ist sie viel zu helle (inf)
wide-awake hat
nSchlapphut m
wide-band
adj (Rad) → Breitband-; wide transmissionBreitbandübertragung f
wide-bodied
adj (Aviat) Großraum- wide jetGroßraumflugzeug nt
wide-body (Aviat)
n (also wide-body aircraft)Großraumflugzeug nt
wide boy
n (Brit inf) → Fuchs m (inf), → Gauner m
wide-eyed
adjmit großen Augen; she gazed at him with wide innocencesie starrte ihn mit großen, unschuldigen Kinderaugen an; in wide amazementmit großen, erstaunten Augen

wide

:
wide-open
adj attr, wide open
adj pred
(= fully open) door, windowganz or weit or sperrangelweit (inf)offen; beakweit aufgerissen or aufgesperrt; eyesweit aufgerissen
(= not decided) match etcvöllig offen; the game is still wide opender Spielausgang ist noch völlig offen
(US inf) wo liberale Gesetze bezüglich Prostitution, Glückspiele etc herrschen
wide-ranging
wide-screen
adj (Film) → Breitwand-; in wide formatim Breitwandformat; wide television setBreitbildfernseher m
widespread
adjweitverbreitet attr; to become wideweite Verbreitung erlangen

wide

[waɪd]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → largo/a; (publicity, margin) → ampio/a; (ocean, desert, region) → vasto/a (fig) (considerable, variety, choice) → grande, ampio/a, vasto/a
it is 3 metres wide → è largo 3 metri
his wide knowledge of the subject → la sua vasta conoscenza dell'argomento
in the whole wide world → nel mondo intero, in tutto il mondo
the wide screen → il grande schermo
2. adv (aim, fall) → lontano dal bersaglio
set wide apart (houses, eyes) → ben distanziato/a (legs) → divaricato/a
to be wide open (door) → essere spalancato/a
to open wide → spalancare
to shoot wide → tirare a vuoto or fuori bersaglio
the ball went wide → la palla ha mancato il bersaglio
to be wide open to criticism/attack → essere esposto/a alle critiche/agli attacchi

wide

(waid) adjective
1. great in extent, especially from side to side. wide streets; Her eyes were wide with surprise.
2. being a certain distance from one side to the other. This material is three metres wide; How wide is it?
3. great or large. He won by a wide margin.
4. covering a large and varied range of subjects etc. a wide experience of teaching.
adverb
with a great distance from top to bottom or side to side. He opened his eyes wide.
ˈwidely adverb
ˈwiden verb
to make, or become, wide or wider. They have widened the road; The lane widens here.
ˈwideness noun
width (widθ) noun
1. size from side to side. What is the width of this material?; This fabric comes in three different widths.
2. the state of being wide.
ˌwide-ˈranging adjective
(of interests etc) covering a large number of subjects etc.
ˈwidespread adjective
spread over a large area or among many people. widespread hunger and disease.
give a wide berth (to)
to keep well away from. I give people with colds a wide berth / give a wide berth to people with colds.
wide apart
a great (or greater than average) distance away from one another. He held his hands wide apart.
wide awake
fully awake.
wide open
fully open. The door was wide open; Her eyes are wide open but she seems to be asleep.

wide

بِكَامِلِهِ, عَرِيض široce, široký bred, bredt breit, weit πλατιά, φαρδύς ancho, de par en par levällään, leveä grand, large širok, širom del tutto, largo 広い, 広く 넓게, 넓은 breed bred, bredt szeroki, szeroko largamente, largo широкий, широко bred, brett กว้าง, กว้างขวาง ferah, geniş rộng, rộng rãi 宽的, 广阔地

wide

a. ancho-a;
three feet ___tres pies de ancho; amplio-a; extenso-a;
___ openmuy abierto;
adv. ampliamente, extensamente.

wide

adj ancho
References in classic literature ?
I actually made myself sleepy, and before she began to nod, I gave such a gape that she asked me what I meant by opening my mouth wide enough to take the whole book in at once.
Then with a quick wide move- ment of his arm he sent the younger man sprawling away into the bushes and began to bully the woman, who had risen to her feet.
At the place where it flowed into the bay on which Puerto Cortes was built, the stream was wide and deep.
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
Her eyes were bright and wide awake and her face glowed.
A wide and apparently an impervious boundary of forests severed the possessions of the hostile provinces of France and England.
Andrews, fawning, their eyes wide with apprehension.
Lying thus, wide awake, she fell into a dreamy reminiscence of the past, hearing snatches of old melody in the moving pines, fragments of sentences, old words, and familiar epithets in the murmuring wind at her ear, and even the faint breath of long-forgotten kisses on her cheek.
The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon Elm.
The hatch, removed from the top of the works, now afforded a wide hearth in front of them.
The fatigue was so great that it presently began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.
I WANTED to go and look at a place right about the middle of the island that I'd found when I was exploring; so we started and soon got to it, because the island was only three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide.