Definitions for wide

Definitions for (adj) wide

Main entry: wide, wide of the mark

Definition: not on target

Usage: the kick was wide; the arrow was wide of the mark; a claim that was wide of the truth

Main entry: full, wide, wide-cut

Definition: having ample fabric

Usage: the current taste for wide trousers; a full skirt

Main entry: broad, blanket, extensive, encompassing, panoptic, wide, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, across-the-board

Definition: broad in scope or content

Usage: 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 powers

Main entry: broad, spacious, wide

Definition: very large in expanse or scope

Usage: a broad lawn; the wide plains; a spacious view; spacious skies

Main entry: wide, wide-eyed

Definition: (used of eyes) fully open or extended

Usage: stared with wide eyes

Main entry: broad, wide

Definition: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

Usage: wide roads; a wide necktie; wide margins; three feet wide; a river two miles broad; broad shoulders; a broad river

Main entry: wide

Definition: great in degree

Usage: won by a wide margin

Definitions for (adv) wide

Main entry: wide, widely

Definition: to or over a great extent or range; far

Usage: wandered wide through many lands; he traveled widely

Main entry: wide

Definition: with or by a broad space

Usage: stand with legs wide apart; ran wide around left end

Main entry: wide, astray

Definition: far from the intended target

Usage: the arrow went wide of the mark; a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

Main entry: wide

Definition: to the fullest extent possible

Usage: open your eyes wide; with the throttle wide open

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