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  Definition of wide
  1. not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
  2. having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"
  3. broad in scope or content; "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"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide
  4. great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
  5. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
  6. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes"
  7. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
  8. great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
  9. to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"
  10. with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"
  11. far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
  12. to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"
Similar Words: wide of the mark, wide-cut, full, across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, panoptic, extended, extensive, spacious, round-eyed, wide-eyed, widely, astray

 

See Also: comprehensive, thick

 

Attributes: width, breadth

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: gjerë   Catalan: ample  
Chinese:   Croatian: širok  
Danish: bred   Dutch: wijd  
Esperanto: larĝa   Estonian: lai  
Finnish: leveä   French: large  
German: breit   Hebrew: רחב  
Hungarian: széles   Icelandic: breiður  
Italian: largo   Japanese: 広い  
Korean: 넓은   Kurdish: pan  
Lithuanian: platus   Norwegian: vid  
Portuguese: largo   Romanian: larg  
Russian: широкий   Slovak: široký  
Spanish: ancho   Swedish: vid  
Telugu: వెడల్పైన   Welsh: llydan  
 
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