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Wide Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    wide adj
  1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river" [syn: broad] [ant: narrow]
  2. broad in scope or content; "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" [syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, panoptic]
  3. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes" [syn: round-eyed, wide-eyed]
  4. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" [syn: broad, spacious]
  5. great in degree; "won by a wide margin" [ant: narrow]
  6. great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection" [syn: extended, extensive]
  7. having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt" [syn: wide-cut, full]
  8. not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth" [syn: wide of the mark}] adv
  9. with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"
  10. to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"
  11. far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander" [syn: astray]
  12. to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely" [syn: widely]
Wide Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Wide \Wide\ (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. Wider (-[~e]r); superl.
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  • Wide: WIDE or Wide may refer to: Wide (cricket) Wide and narrow data , terms used to describe two different presentations for tabular data ...
  • WIDE: A Web Integrated Development Environment (WIDE) is an Integrated Development Environment that facilitates developers to work online using ...
  • Wide area network: A wide area network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a broad area (i.e., any network whose communications links cross ...
  • Wide-angle lens: From a design perspective, a wide angle lens is one that projects a substantially larger image circle than would be typical for a standard ...
  • Widescreen: In the 2000s, 16:9 (1.78:1) TV displays have come into wide use. They are typically used in conjunction with Digital , High-Definition ...
  • Wide (cricket): In the sport of cricket , a wide is one of two things: The event of a ball being delivered by a bowler too wide or high to be hit by ...
  • Wide release: Wide release is a term in the American motion picture industry for a motion picture that is playing nationally (as opposed to a few ...

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'Wide' in famous quotation sentence


* There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart. - Confucius

* The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. - Henry Ward Beecher


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Wide Sample Sentences in News


  • 49ers 53-man roster and the wide receiver position
    The San Francisco 49ers are carrying six wide receivers on their 53-man roster (well, seven if you include Kassim Osgood). The San Francisco 49ers cut down to 53 players over the weekend, and in doing so, they elected to keep six wide receivers. The group consists of Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Stevie Johnson, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington and Brandon Lloyd Read more on this news related to 'Wide'
  • Week 1 Rankings: Wide Receivers
    Demaryius Thomas lands atop the fantasy wide receiver rankings for the opening week of the '14 campaign. Read more on this news related to 'Wide'
  • Terps Insider: Maryland makes changes at wide receiver, safety
    The Terps released an updated depth chart Monday night. Marcus Leak moves to a starting wide receiver spot, and Elvis Dennah is promoted at safety. Read more on this news related to 'Wide'

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