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 ?
Still the flowing stream Sweeps on, but the swift torrents of green hours Are licked into the brazen skies between Their widening banks.
She kept tacking to and fro in a widening compass, for she was sailing dead into the wind.
I was widening my knowledge of it helplessly and involuntarily, and I was always chancing upon some book that served this end among the great number of books that I read merely for my pleasure without any real result of the sort.
Looking the other way, the vast expanse of land gave them a sensation which is given by no view, however extended, in England; the villages and the hills there having names, and the farthest horizon of hills as often as not dipping and showing a line of mist which is the sea; here the view was one of infinite sun-dried earth, earth pointed in pinnacles, heaped in vast barriers, earth widening and spreading away and away like the immense floor of the sea, earth chequered by day and by night, and partitioned into different lands, where famous cities were founded, and the races of men changed from dark savages to white civilised men, and back to dark savages again.
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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The widening of Islamabad Expressway from Koral to Rawat section has been facing a cold response from the federal government, leaving the city managers with no option but to go for interim arrangements to ensure smooth traffic flow on the highway.
Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, was joined by Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, to announce the Ontario government is widening Highway 3 from two to four lanes between the town of Essex and Leamington.
Widening lanes between Bratislava and Trnava solved the big onrush of vehicles, but there are doubts about safety.
The DPWH has already requested for the allocation of funds to finance the widening of the remaining sections of the project, which also includes the widening of existing two-lane bridges.
3 Interstate 630 Widening $87,384,772 Manhattan Road & Bridge
A number of residents of Paikpara, Pirerbagh, Kalyanpur areas while talking to The News Today have sought intervention of DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam into widening roads and by-lanes in the areas.