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Definition of "wide" []

  • Having a specified extent from side to side: a ribbon two inches wide. (adjective)
  • Extending over a great distance from side to side; broad: a wide road; a wide necktie. (adjective)
  • Having great extent or range; including much or many: a wide selection; granting wide powers; wide variations. (adjective)
  • Fully open or extended: look with wide eyes. (adjective)
  • To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal: a shot that was wide of the target. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wide" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Nguyen's cooperation — along with the recent arrests and cooperation of other witnesses — could strengthen prosecutors' efforts to bring charges against others suspected of aiding what they describe as a wide-ranging web of insider trading, securities lawyers say."
  • "There was a struggle at first against this assumption, but the drama has become a classic, and it is now generally allowed, that so long as poetry is a term wide enough to include The Clouds and the Second Part of"
  • "What we're finding is that six states have what they call wide-spread activity including two Super Tuesday states, New York and New Jersey."