wide


wide
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adj.
1 covering a large area or range
VERBS
be, seem
become
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

a very wide range of clothing

enormously, exceptionally, extraordinarily, remarkably, unusually
increasingly
reasonably, relatively
sufficiently
surprisingly
PHRASES
far and wide

People came from far and wide for the show.

2 fully open
VERBS
be
go, grow

His eyes grew wide.

fling sth, open sth, spread sth

He stood up and flung wide the door to the study.

Open your mouth really wide.

He spread his hands wide in appeal.

ADVERB
extremely, really, very
PREPOSITION
with

Their eyes were wide with fear.

3 not close
VERBS
be
fall, land
ADVERB
very
just
PREPOSITION
of

Her shot fell just wide of the target.

PHRASES
wide of the mark (= not accurate) (esp. BrE)

Their predictions turned out to be very wide of the mark.

Wide is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑acclaim, ↑angle, ↑appeal, ↑application, ↑arc, ↑area, ↑array, ↑assortment, ↑audience, ↑availability, ↑avenue, ↑belt, ↑bend, ↑border, ↑boulevard, ↑brim, ↑brow, ↑chasm, ↑chimney, ↑choice, ↑circle, ↑circulation, ↑consultation, ↑corridor, ↑cover, ↑coverage, ↑crack, ↑cross section, ↑currency, ↑curriculum, ↑curve, ↑definition, ↑difference, ↑disagreement, ↑discrepancy, ↑discretion, ↑disparity, ↑distribution, ↑ditch, ↑diversity, ↑door, ↑entrance, ↑expanse, ↑experience, ↑eye, ↑flight, ↑fluctuation, ↑foot, ↑forehead, ↑gallery, ↑gamut, ↑gap, ↑grin, ↑groove, ↑group, ↑gulf, ↑hallway, ↑highway, ↑hip, ↑influence, ↑interest, ↑interpretation, ↑interval, ↑knowledge, ↑lapel, ↑latitude, ↑ledge, ↑margin, ↑measure, ↑mouth, ↑network, ↑opening, ↑pavement, ↑pelvis, ↑popularity, ↑prairie, ↑publicity, ↑range, ↑reach, ↑recognition, ↑repercussion, ↑repertoire, ↑ribbon, ↑river, ↑road, ↑scale, ↑scope, ↑screen, ↑selection, ↑sense, ↑shoulder, ↑sidewalk, ↑sky, ↑sleeve, ↑smile, ↑span, ↑spectrum, ↑spread, ↑stair, ↑staircase, ↑stance, ↑strap, ↑street, ↑stretch, ↑strip, ↑stripe, ↑support, ↑sweep, ↑swing, ↑topic, ↑track, ↑tunnel, ↑turn, ↑use, ↑valley, ↑variability, ↑variation, ↑variety, ↑vision, ↑vocabulary, ↑window, ↑world, ↑zone
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adv.
Wide is used with these adjectives: ↑awake, ↑open
Wide is used with these verbs: ↑fire, ↑open

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  • Wide — (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable distance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide — [wīd] adj. wider, widest [ME < OE wid, akin to Ger weit < IE * wi itos, lit., gone apart (< bases * wi , apart + * ei , to go) > L vitare, lit., to go away from, avoid] 1. extending over a large area; esp., extending over a larger… …   English World dictionary

  • wide — ► ADJECTIVE (wider, widest) 1) of great or more than average width. 2) (after a measurement and in questions) from side to side. 3) open to the full extent. 4) including a great variety of people or things. 5) spread among a large number or over… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wide — Wide, n. 1. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent. The waste wide of that abyss. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WIDE-LP — (99.1 FM), known on air as Soul Wide or City Wide , is a non profit low power FM radio station in Madison, Wisconsin. External links*FMQ|WIDE LP *LPL|WIDE *FMARB|WIDE …   Wikipedia

  • wide — rather than widely is used in a number of fixed expressions such as wide apart, wide awake, and wide open, as an element in the word widespread, and in the phrases hit (or shoot) wide and open one s eyes wide …   Modern English usage

  • WIDE — bezeichnet das: WIDE Projekt WIDE Netzwerk Women in Development Europe ist ein Zusammenschluss entwicklungspolitischer NROs in Österreich Wide ist der Familienname von: Edvin Wide (1896–1996), schwedischer Leichtathlet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WIDE — may refer to:*WIDE LP, a radio station (99.1 FM) licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, United States *Wide angle Infinity Display Equipment *WIDE Project (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) *Women in Development Europe …   Wikipedia

  • Wide — Wide, adv. [As. w[imac]de.] 1. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide. [1913 Webster] [I] went wyde in this world, wonders to hear. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. So as to leave or have a great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide — O.E. wid, from P.Gmc. *widas (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. wid, O.N. viðr, Du. wijd, O.H.G. wit, Ger. weit), perhaps from PIE *wi ito , from root *wi apart, away. Wide open unguarded, exposed to attack (1915) originally was in boxing, etc. Wide awake ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • wide — [adj1] expansive, roomy advanced, allinclusive, ample, baggy, broad, capacious, catholic, commodious, comprehensive, deep, dilated, distended, encyclopedic, expanded, extensive, far ranging, far reaching, full, general, immense, inclusive, large …   New thesaurus


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