widening


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wid·en

 (wīd′n)
tr. & intr.v. wid·ened, wid·en·ing, wid·ens
To make or become wide or wider.

wid′en·er n.

widening

(ˈwaɪdənɪŋ)
n
the act of making (something) wider
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.widening - an increase in width
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
narrowing - a decrease in width
2.widening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or parkwidening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
3.widening - the act of making something wider
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
narrowing - the act of making something narrower
Translations

widening

[ˈwaɪdənɪŋ] n
[road] → élargissement m
[gap] → élargissement m; [difference] → accroissement mwide open adj [door, mouth] → grand(e) ouvert(e)wide-ranging [ˌwaɪdˈreɪndʒɪŋ] adj (= including many things) [survey] → de grande envergure; [report] → vaste before n; [interests] → divers(e); [repercussions, implications] → vaste before nwidescreen wide-screen [ˈwaɪdskriːn] adj
[cinema] → panoramique
[TV] → écran large inv, à écran large inv
References in classic literature ?
he cried at length, widening his legs still further, as if to form a more secure base for his supper; and, at the same time darting his fork into the dish, as if stabbing with his lance; cook, you cook
It was about eight feet square, hollowed, like the chapel itself, out of the thickness of the wall; and the loop-hole, which enlightened it, being to the west, and widening considerably as it sloped inward, a beam of the setting sun found its way into its dark recess, and showed a female of a dignified mien, and whose countenance retained the marked remains of majestic beauty.
Had it not been for the red jagged tear in the neck and the clotted black pool that was slowly widening on the table, one would have said that the man was simply asleep.
Desires, sufferings, hopes, and meditations swelled in quietness and silence the lake widening ever in the young man's breast, as hour by hour added its drop of water to the volume.
She kept tacking to and fro in a widening compass, for she was sailing dead into the wind.
At first, proceeding from the problems of our own age, it seemed clear as daylight to me that the gradual widening of the present merely temporary and social difference between the Capitalist and the Labourer, was the key to the whole position.
Still the flowing stream Sweeps on, but the swift torrents of green hours Are licked into the brazen skies between Their widening banks.
The whole establishment had been changed; another valet was engaged for himself, a new servant for Noirtier, two women had entered Madame de Villefort's service, -- in fact, everywhere, to the concierge and coachmen, new faces were presented to the different masters of the house, thus widening the division which had always existed between the members of the same family.
In the widening of the shores sinking low in the gray, smoky distances the greatness of the sea receives the mercantile fleet of good ships that London sends out upon the turn of every tide.
Green baize enveloped its contents, sewn carefully at the sides; I ripped the pack-thread with my pen-knife, and still, as the seam gave way, glimpses of gilding appeared through the widening interstices.
Harvey bade Dan take care of Uncle Salters's sea-boots and Penn's dory-anchor, and Long Jack entreated Harvey to remember his lessons in seamanship; but the jokes fell flat in the presence of the two women, and it is hard to be funny with green harbour-water widening between good friends.
At the end of the Rue de Rome the violent chilly breath of the mistral enveloped the victoria in a great widening of brilliant sunshine without heat.