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pronunciation:
waId
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: wider, widest
definition 1: extending over a considerable or large area from side to side.
a wide horizon
synonyms:
broad, expansive, vast
antonyms:
narrow, slender
similar words:
beamy, big, extensive, immense, large, massive, spacious, sweeping, widespread
definition 2: having an exact or specified dimension from side to side.
a path four feet wide
synonyms:
broad
antonyms:
tall
similar words:
long, thick
definition 3: characterized by great scope or range.
the wide prairiewide understanding
synonyms:
expansive, extensive, spacious, sweeping, vast
similar words:
broad, comprehensive, far-reaching, great, immense, long, widespread
definition 4: completely open; extended.
Surprise showed in her wide eyes.
antonyms:
closed
similar words:
big, dilated, expanded, extended, large, outspread, wide-open, widespread
definition 5: full; roomy.
The suit coat is too wide at the bottom.
synonyms:
ample, roomy
antonyms:
constricted, narrow
similar words:
big, broad, capacious, commodious, full, generous, large, spacious
definition 6: away or apart from a certain point or goal (often fol. by of).
a guess wide of the answera shot 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: to the full extent; completely.
The window was wide open.
synonyms:
completely, fully, totally
similar words:
entirely, wholly
definition 3: away or apart from a certain point or goal; astray.
His throw went wide.
synonyms:
astray, off
similar words:
afield, aside, off the track
derivation: wideness (n.)
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  • widely:
    over a large distance or among many people.
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