Wide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪd|  American pronunciation of the word wide
Brit.  |waɪd|  British pronunciation of the word wide


- broad in scope or content(syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic)
- (used of eyes) fully open or extended(syn: wide-eyed)
- very large in expanse or scope(syn: broad, spacious)
- having ample fabric(syn: full, wide-cut)
- not on target


- with or by a broad space
- to the fullest extent possible
- far from the intended target(syn: astray)
- to or over a great extent or range; far(syn: widely)


The widest part of the river

The desk is three feet wide.

How wide is the doorway?

Her eyes were wide with wonder.

We have a wide range of options.

A job calling for wide experience

The election received wide news coverage.

The poles were placed wide apart.

He opened his eyes wide.

They spread the map out wide.

His mouth was wide open.

They like to hike through wide open spaces.

Soon you'll leave school and go out into the big wide world.

The three gazed at him with wide eyes wondering.

My own notions were too wide of the notions prevalent among lawyers.

Word forms

comparative: wider
superlative: widest
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