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Wide meaning

wide - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.
  2. 2. Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
  3. 3. Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
  4. 4. Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
  5. 5. Remote; distant; far.
  6. 6. Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
  7. 7. On one side or the other of the mark; too far side- wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
  8. 8. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
  9. 9. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
  10. 10. So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.
  11. 11. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.
  12. 12. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.
  13. 13. Extended far from side to side; broad; distant.

wide - examples of usage

  1. Smith opened his eyes wide. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. He had opened the window as wide as it would go, and he told her to look out. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. The great man's eyes were wide open. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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