wide: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wīd), [key]
— adj., adv., n. wid•er, wid•est,
- having considerable or great extent from side to side; broad: a wide boulevard.
- having a certain or specified extent from side to side: three feet wide.
- of great horizontal extent; extensive; vast; spacious: the wide plains of the West.
- of great range or scope; embracing a great number or variety of subjects, cases, etc.: wide experience.
- open to the full or a great extent; expanded; distended: to stare with wide eyes.
- apart or remote from a specified point or object: a guess wide of the truth.
- too far or too much to one side: a shot wide of the mark.
- outside (def. 16): The pitch was wide of the plate.
- full, ample, or roomy, as clothing: He wore wide, flowing robes.
- lax (def. 7).
- shrewd; wary.
- to the full extent of opening: Open your mouth wide.
- to the utmost, or fully: to be wide awake.
- away from or to one side of a point, mark, purpose, or the like; aside; astray: The shot went wide.
- over an extensive space or region, or far abroad: scattered far and wide.
- to a great, or relatively great, extent from side to side: The river runs wide here.
- a bowled ball that goes wide of the wicket, and counts as a run for the side batting.
- a wide space or expanse.
- a combining form offorming from nouns adjectives with the general sense “extending or applying throughout a given space,” as specified by the noun: communitywide; countrywide; worldwide.
- wide (Thesaurus)