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Wide Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
  • having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"
  • 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
  • great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
  • very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
  • (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes"
  • 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"
  • great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
  • to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"
  • with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"
  • far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
  • to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"

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Wide Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Width is the distance between the farthest left part of an object to the farthest right part.

For example, the distance between the left side and right side of a chair is the width of it.

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* 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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