Definition of Wide

1. Adjective. Having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other. "A broad river"

Exact synonyms: Broad
Attributes: Breadth, Width
Also: Comprehensive, Thick
Similar to: Beamy, Bird's-eye, Panoramic, Broad-brimmed, Deep, Fanlike, Sweeping, Wide-screen
Derivative terms: Broadness, Wideness
Antonyms: Narrow



2. Adverb. With or by a broad space. "Ran wide around left end"

3. Adjective. Broad in scope or content. "Granted him wide powers"

4. Adverb. To the fullest extent possible. "With the throttle wide open"

5. Adjective. (used of eyes) fully open or extended. "Stared with wide eyes"
Exact synonyms: Wide-eyed
Similar to: Open, Opened

6. Adverb. Far from the intended target. "A bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
Exact synonyms: Astray

7. Adjective. Very large in expanse or scope. "Spacious skies"
Exact synonyms: Broad, Spacious
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Broadness, Spaciousness, Wideness

8. Adverb. To or over a great extent or range; far. "He traveled widely"
Exact synonyms: Widely

9. Adjective. Great in degree. "Won by a wide margin"
Similar to: Comfortable
Antonyms: Narrow
Derivative terms: Wideness

10. Adjective. Having ample fabric. "A full skirt"
Exact synonyms: Full, Wide-cut
Similar to: Ample
Derivative terms: Fullness, Wideness

11. Adjective. Not on target. "A claim that was wide of the truth"
Exact synonyms: Wide Of The Mark
Similar to: Inaccurate

Definition of Wide

1. a. Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.

2. adv. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.

3. n. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.

4. a. Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.

5. a. Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.

6. adv. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.

7. n. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.

8. a. Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.

Definition of Wide

1. Adjective. Having a large physical extent from side to side. ¹

2. Adjective. Large in scope. ¹

3. Adjective. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area. ¹

4. Adjective. (tennis) (speaking of the ball) that bounces off the authorized court limits, referring to the horizontal dimension (and therefore is ''out''). ¹

5. Adverb. extensively ¹

6. Adverb. completely ¹

7. Adverb. away from a given goal ¹

8. Noun. (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wide

1. having great extent from side to side [adj WIDER, WIDEST] : WIDELY [adv] / a type of bowled ball in cricket [n -S]

Wide Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Wide Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wide

wicopy
wid
widal test
widder
widders
widdershins
widdie
widdies
widdle
widdled
widdler
widdles
widdlest
widdling
widdy
wide (current term)
wide-angle
wide-angle lens
wide-angle lenses
wide-awake
wide-awake hat
wide-bodied
wide-body
wide-body aircraft
wide-cut
wide-eyed
wide-latitude film
wide-open
wide-ranging

Other Resources Relating to: Wide

Search for Wide on Dictionary.com!Search for Wide on Thesaurus.com!Search for Wide on Google!Search for Wide on Wikipedia!