wide

Primary Meanings of wide

1.
adjadv
having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
with or by a broad space
2.
adj
(used of eyes) fully open or extended
3.
adjadv
not on target
far from the intended target
4.
adj
having ample fabric
Full Definitions of wide
1

adj having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

wide roads”
“a wide necktie”
wide margins”
“three feet wide
Synonyms:
broad
comprehensive
including all or everything
thick
not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
beamy
broad in the beam
bird's-eye, panoramic
as from an altitude or distance
broad-brimmed
(of hats) having a broad brim
deep
extending relatively far inward
fanlike
resembling a fan
sweeping
taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination
wide-screen
(motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height
Antonyms:
narrow
not wide
narrow, narrow-minded
lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
limited
small in range or scope
thin
of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
constricting, constrictive, narrowing
(of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
narrowed
reduced in size as by squeezing together
narrow-mouthed
having a narrow mouth
slender, thin
very narrow
strait
narrow
straplike
long and narrow like a strap
narrowing, tapered, tapering
becoming gradually narrower
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adj very large in expanse or scope

“the wide plains”
Synonyms:
broad, spacious
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

adj broad in scope or content

“granted him wide powers”
Synonyms:
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic
comprehensive
including all or everything

adj great in degree

“won by a wide margin”
Synonyms:
comfortable
more than adequate
Antonyms:
narrow
very limited in degree
bare, marginal
just barely adequate or within a lower limit
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adv with or by a broad space

“stand with legs wide apart”
“ran wide around left end”

adv to the fullest extent possible

“open your eyes wide
“with the throttle wide open”

adv to or over a great extent or range; far

“wandered wide through many lands”
Synonyms:
widely
2

adj (used of eyes) fully open or extended

“stared with wide eyes”
Synonyms:
wide-eyed
open, opened
used of mouth or eyes
3

adj not on target

“the kick was wide
“the arrow was wide of the mark”
“a claim that was wide of the truth”
Synonyms:
wide of the mark
inaccurate
not exact

adv far from the intended target

“the arrow went wide of the mark”
Synonyms:
astray
4

adj having ample fabric

“the current taste for wide trousers”
Synonyms:
full, wide-cut
ample
more than enough in size or scope or capacity

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