wideness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wideness - the property of being wide; having great width
width, breadth - the extent of something from side to side
thickness, heaviness - used of a line or mark
narrowness - the property of being narrow; having little width; "the narrowness of the road"
2.wideness - unusual largeness in size or extent or number
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
enormity - vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"

wideness

noun
The extent of something from side to side:
Translations
إتِّساع
breddevidde
laajuusleveys
szélesterjedelmes
breidd, vídd

wideness

[ˈwaɪdnɪs] Nanchura f, amplitud f

wideness

[ˈwaɪdnɪs] n
[road, river] → largeur f
[knowledge, experience] → étendue f
[choice] → étendue
[gap, difference] → étendue f

wideness

n
(of road, gap)Breite f; (of skirt)Weite f
(of knowledge, coverage, interests)Breite f; (of variety, choice)Reichtum m

wideness

[ˈwaɪdnɪs] n (see adj) → larghezza, vastità, ampiezza

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 ?
I encompassed it almost round, before I could find a convenient place to land in; which was a small creek, about three times the wideness of my canoe.
Wherefore, probably, he practised his iron inhibition and preached it to others, and preferred women of his own type, who could shake free of this bestial and regrettable ancestral line and by discipline and control emphasize the wideness of the gulf that separated them from what their dim forbears had been.
He had shown me the wideness of the world and just how beautiful it could be.
Lease goes beyond cataloguing "Biblical illustrations" of the number three--which "are numerous and familiar, beginning with the first chapter of the Bible with a triad of 'lights' (sun, moon, stars)"--to exclaim exuberantly, "There is a wideness in the use of the mystic 3 that is simply amazing" (66, 67).
This combination of qualities, of smallness and wideness, means that the town can more effectively model the movement of the economy in concrete terms.
The very last hymns are Crown Him with Many Crowns, There's a Wideness in God's Mercy, and The Church's One Foundation.
Their work becomes more problematic considering the heterogeneity of threats, the wideness of the surveyed area, the adverse weather conditions and the wide range of terrains.
The wideness of the streets and thoroughfares, particularly Main Street and Portage Avenue (40 m in each case), as well as the region's flat topography, made the city suitable for streetcar operations, a characteristic which would also become relevant during the later debate concerning the construction of a monorail system.
The emotional attachment of the Turkish president to his fellow nationals across the world - many countries are mentioned - and the wideness of his heart cannot be the occasion for a reaction from the Foreign Ministry.
The slender upper grille flows from the Toyota badge into the sleek, aggressive wing extremities of the headlamp clusters and wraps fully around the front corners of the vehicle, which creates a bold, emphatic front, exuding a sense of wideness and stability.
These instruments explain the wideness of his art work and that he's been able to present as many lively topics as possible with these instruments.