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Definition 1: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wide roads
  • a wide necktie
  • wide margins
  • three feet wide
  • a river two miles broad
  • broad shoulders
  • a broad river

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) (motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height

(wide is similar to ...) taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination

"a sweeping glance" "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

(wide is similar to ...) resembling a fan

(wide is similar to ...) extending relatively far inward

"a deep border"

(wide is similar to ...) (of hats) having a broad brim

(wide is similar to ...) as from an altitude or distance

"a bird's-eye survey" "a panoramic view"

(wide is similar to ...) broad in the beam

"a beamy cargo ship"

(means also ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

(means also ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

(... are attributes of wide) the extent of something from side to side

Definition 2: great in degree - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • won by a wide margin

(wide is similar to ...) more than adequate

"the home team had a comfortable lead"

Definition 3: to or over a great extent or range; far - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wandered wide through many lands
  • he traveled widely

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: with or by a broad space - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stand with legs wide apart
  • ran wide around left end

Definition 5: far from the intended target - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arrow went wide of the mark
  • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: to the fullest extent possible - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • open your eyes wide
  • with the throttle wide open

Definition 7: having ample fabric - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the current taste for wide trousers
  • a full skirt

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) more than enough in size or scope or capacity

"had ample food for the party" "an ample supply"

Definition 8: broad in scope or content - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

Definition 9: not on target - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the kick was wide
  • the arrow was wide of the mark
  • a claim that was wide of the truth

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

Definition 10: very large in expanse or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad lawn
  • the wide plains
  • a spacious view
  • spacious skies

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

Definition 11: (used of eyes) fully open or extended - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stared with wide eyes

Synonyms for wide in the sense of this definition

(wide is similar to ...) used of mouth or eyes

"keep your eyes open" "his mouth slightly opened"

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