wide-spreading
adjective Date: 1591 stretching or extending over a wide space or area <
wide-spreading thatch roofs — National Geographic
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  • wide-spreading — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : stretching or extending far wide spreading plains wide spreading shade 2. : spreading over or affecting a wide area : far reaching wide spreading disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • wide-spreading — /wuyd spred ing/, adj. 1. spreading over or covering a large area: wide spreading showers; wide spreading ivy. 2. affecting or reaching a large area: a wide spreading infection. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wide — (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable distance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wide gauge — Wide Wide (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide — wide1 W1S1 [waıd] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(distance)¦ 2¦(variety)¦ 3¦(in many places)¦ 4 a wide variation/difference/gap etc 5 the wider context/issues/picture etc 6¦(eyes)¦ 7 give somebody/something a wide berth 8¦(not hit something)¦ 9 the (big) wide… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wide — 1 /waId/ adjective 1 DISTANCE a) measuring a large distance from one side to the other: a hat with a wide brim opposite narrow 1 (1) b) five metres/two miles etc wide measuring five metres etc from one side to the other: The door s three feet… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wide — [[t]wa͟ɪd[/t]] ♦ wider, widest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is wide measures a large distance from one side or edge to the other. All worktops should be wide enough to allow plenty of space for food preparation. ...a wide brimmed sunhat. Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • wide — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abroad, abstract, accented, adrift, advanced, afield, all abroad, all off, all wrong, alveolar, amiss, ample, amplitudinous, apical, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulated, askew, assimilated, astray, at… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Spreading — Spread Spread (spr[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spread}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spreading}.] [OE. spreden, AS. spr[ae]dan; akin to D. spreiden, spreijen, LG. spreden, spreen, spreien, G. spreiten, Dan. sprede, Sw. sprida. Cf. {Spray} water flying in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide open — Synonyms and related words: absolute, all out, at full blast, at full drive, at full speed, at full throttle, bald, bare, clear, cleared, deltoid, disclosed, exposed, fan shape, fan shaped, fanlike, fanned, fanning, flabelliform, flared, flaring …   Moby Thesaurus

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