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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•ly

(ˈwaɪd li)

adv.
1. to a wide extent.
2. over a wide area: a widely distributed plant.
3. by or among a large number of persons: a widely known artist.
4. in many subjects: to be widely read.
5. greatly or very: widely differing accounts of the incident.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.widely - to a great degree; "her work is widely known"
2.widely - to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"
3.widely - so as to leave much space or distance between; "widely separated"
Translations
بصورَةٍ واسِعَه، على وُسْعِه
vidt
széles körben
víîa; mjög, afar

widely

[ˈwaɪdlɪ] ADV
1. (= over wide area, far apart) debris from the blast was scattered widelylos restos de la explosión quedaron esparcidos por una amplia zona
the trees were widely spacedlos árboles estaban muy separados los unos de los otros
2. (= extensively) [travel] → mucho
to be widely availablepoder conseguirse con facilidad
it is widely believed thatmucha gente cree que ...
the cabinet reshuffle had been widely expectedla remodelación del gabinete ministerial había sido esperada por muchos
a widely held beliefuna creencia generalizada
to be widely read [reader] → tener una amplia cultura, haber leído mucho; [author] → contar con un gran número de lectores
his books are widely readsus libros cuentan con un gran número de lectores, sus libros se leen mucho
it is widely regarded ases considerado por la mayoría como ...
to be widely travelledhaber viajado mucho
to be widely usedser de uso extendido or generalizado
3. (= greatly) [vary, differ] → mucho
4. (= broadly) [smile] → abiertamente

widely

[ˈwaɪdli] adv
[different] → radicalement; [vary] → largement
children from widely different backgrounds → des enfants de milieux radicalement différents
[spaced, separated] → largement
widely separated fence-posts → des piquets de clôture largement séparés
(= commonly) [believed, thought] → généralement; [approved, accepted] → largement; [known] → connu(e) de tous ou presque
it is widely believed that, it is widely thought that → on s'accorde généralement à dire que
[travel] → énormément
Over the next twelve years, he travelled widely → Pendant les douze années qui suivirent, il voyagea énormément.
[published] → largement
to be widely read [author] → être beaucoup lu(e); [reader] → avoir beaucoup lu

widely

advweit; (= by or to many people)weit und breit, überall, allgemein; (= greatly) varystark; differingvöllig; (= extensively) availablefast überall; his remarks were widely publicizedseine Bemerkungen fanden weite Verbreitung; the opinion is widely held …es herrscht in weiten Kreisen die Ansicht; it is not widely understood why …es wird nicht überall or von allen verstanden, warum …; he became widely known as …er wurde überall or in weiten Kreisen bekannt als …; a widely read studentein sehr belesener Student

widely

[ˈwaɪdlɪ] adv (distributed, scattered) → ampiamente, largamente; (read) → molto; (travel) → in lungo e in largo; (differing) → molto, profondamente; (popularly, by many people) → generalmente
to be widely read (author) → essere molto letto/a (reader) → essere molto colto/a
it is widely believed that → è una credenza diffusa che
widely-held opinions → opinioni molto diffuse
to be widely spaced (houses, trees) → essere molto distanziati/e

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.
References in classic literature ?
The Ratignolles' soirees musicales were widely known, and it was considered a privilege to be invited to them.
The young girl, so fresh, so unconventional, and yet so orderly and obedient to common rules, as you at once recognized her to be, was widely in contrast, at that moment, with everything about her.
To sum up the matter, it grew to be a widely diffused opinion that the Rev.
But if we Southern whale-fishers are not so snugly housed aloft as Captain Sleet and his Greenland-men were; yet that disadvantage is greatly counterbalanced by the widely contrasting serenity of those seductive seas in which we South fishers mostly float.
But if the doctrine of Fast-Fish be pretty generally applicable, the kindred doctrine of Loose-Fish is still more widely so.
In just no time, five hundred knights were scrambling into their saddles, and before you could wink a widely scattering drove were under way and clattering down upon me.
If you buried a marble with certain necessary incantations, and left it alone a fortnight, and then opened the place with the incantation he had just used, you would find that all the marbles you had ever lost had gathered themselves together there, meantime, no matter how widely they had been separated.
From that time until now I have been called "Frederick Douglass;" and as I am more widely known by that name than by either of the others, I shall continue to use it as my own.
I did not mean, I was not thinking of the slavetrade," replied Jane; "governesstrade, I assure you, was all that I had in view; widely different certainly as to the guilt of those who carry it on; but as to the greater misery of the victims, I do not know where it lies.
Elinor, for some time after he left her, for some time even after the sound of his carriage had died away, remained too much oppressed by a crowd of ideas, widely differing in themselves, but of which sadness was the general result, to think even of her sister.
I believe he is of mine;--I am sure he is--I feel akin to him--I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him.
A very few moments after that, a young woman, with a slight girlish form, a sweet spare face in which there was no vestige of colour, and large widely opened patient eyes, rose from the seat where he had observed her sitting, and came to speak to him.