- 1measuring a lot from one side to the other a wide river Sam has a wide mouth. a jacket with wide lapels Her face broke into a wide grin. opposite narrow
- 2 measuring a particular distance from one side to the other How wide is that stream? It's about 2 yards wide. The road was just wide enough for two vehicles to pass. see also width large number/amount
- 3including a large number or variety of different people or things; covering a large area a wide range/choice/variety of goods Her music appeals to a wide audience. Jenny has a wide circle of friends. a manager with wide experience of industry It's the best job in the whole wide world. The incident has received wide coverage in the press. The festival attracts people from a wide area. difference/gap
- 4very big There are wide variations in prices. general
- 5(only used in the comparative and superlative) general; not only looking at details the wider aims of the project We are talking about education in its widest sense. eyes
- 6fully open She stared at him with wide eyes. not close
- 7wide (of something) far from the point aimed at Her shot was wide (of the target). -wide
- 8 (in adjectives and adverbs) happening or existing in the whole of a country, etc. a nationwide search We need to act on an industry-wide scale. Which Word?wide / broadThese adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns:
from one side to the other
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to not go too near someone or something; to avoid someone or something He gave the dog a wide berth.
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not accurate Their predictions turned out to be wide of the mark.
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