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    wide - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wide

    (adj) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    Synonyms : broad
    Example Sentence
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
    (adj) broad in scope or content
    Example Sentence
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    • granted him wide powers
    (adj) (used of eyes) fully open or extended
    Synonyms : wide-eyed
    Example Sentence
    • stared with wide eyes
    (adj) very large in expanse or scope
    Synonyms : broad , spacious
    Example Sentence
    • a broad lawn
    • the wide plains
    • a spacious view
    • spacious skies
    (adj) great in degree
    Example Sentence
    • won by a wide margin
    (adj) having ample fabric
    Synonyms : full , wide-cut
    Example Sentence
    • the current taste for wide trousers
    • a full skirt
    (adj) not on target
    Synonyms : wide of the mark
    Example Sentence
    • the kick was wide
    • the arrow was wide of the mark
    • a claim that was wide of the truth
    (adv) with or by a broad space
    Example Sentence
    • stand with legs wide apart
    • ran wide around left end
    (adv) to the fullest extent possible
    Example Sentence
    • open your eyes wide
    • with the throttle wide open
    (adv) far from the intended target
    Synonyms : astray
    Example Sentence
    • the arrow went wide of the mark
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander
    (adv) to or over a great extent or range; far
    Synonyms : widely
    Example Sentence
    • wandered wide through many lands
    • he traveled widely
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