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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 ?
Although I do not doubt that isolation is of considerable importance in the production of new species, on the whole I am inclined to believe that largeness of area is of more importance, more especially in the production of species, which will prove capable of enduring for a long period, and of spreading widely.
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
I conclude, looking to the future, that for terrestrial productions a large continental area, which will probably undergo many oscillations of level, and which consequently will exist for long periods in a broken condition, will be the most favourable for the production of many new forms of life, likely to endure long and to spread widely.
I believe it can and does apply most efficiently, from the simple circumstance that the more diversified the descendants from any one species become in structure, constitution, and habits, by so much will they be better enabled to seize on many and widely diversified places in the polity of nature, and so be enabled to increase in numbers.
These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not though high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants' horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.
It is evident, then, that all those governments which have a common good in view are rightly established and strictly just, but those who have in view only the good of the rulers are all founded on wrong principles, and are widely different from what a government ought to be, for they are tyranny over slaves, whereas a city is a community of freemen.
His fame, as usual exaggerating his feats, spread ever more and more widely.
I have also taken care to have the handbills offering a reward for the discovery of her widely circulated.
I have observed, too, the same simultaneous flight when all were silent, among not only blackbirds, but other birds--quail, for example, widely separated by bushes--even on opposite sides of a hill.
Or was she still capable of controlling her own actions; and were we two following our widely parted roads towards one point in the mysterious future, at which we were to meet once more?
He is still probably the most widely read writer in Russia.
The show's host on that 1964 telecast was the widely esteemed journalist Peter Lisagor, who told his guest: "Senator, the Constitution gives to the president of the United States the sole responsibility for the conduct of foreign policy.