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pronunciation:
waId
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: wider, widest
definition 1: reaching across a large area from side to side.
The three of us walked through the wide doorway together.She likes to wear jeans with wide legs.
synonyms:
broad, vast
antonyms:
narrow, slender
similar words:
big, extensive, immense, large, massive, spacious, widespread
definition 2: having an exact measurement from side to side.
The path is only four feet wide.
antonyms:
tall
similar words:
long, thick
definition 3: having great range or scope.
After years of studying in China, she has a wide understanding of that country.It seemed that we could see forever across the wide prairie.
synonyms:
extensive
similar words:
broad, comprehensive, great, immense, widespread
definition 4: completely open.
Surprise showed in her wide eyes.
similar words:
big, expanded, large, widespread
definition 5: away or far from a certain point or goal (often followed by "of").
Robin's arrow landed wide of the target.
similar words:
astray, off
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: over a great distance or area.
He searched far and wide for her.
synonyms:
far, far and wide
similar words:
abroad, everywhere
definition 2: as fully as possible; completely.
The window was wide open.
synonyms:
completely, fully, totally
similar words:
entirely, wholly
derivation: wideness (n.)
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  • widely:
    over a large distance or among many people.
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