Wide

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 wide — [wīd] adj. wider, widest [ME < OE wid, akin to Ger weit < IE * wi itos, lit., gone apart (< bases * wi , apart + * ei , to go) > L vitare, lit., to go away from, avoid] 1. extending over a large area; esp., extending over a larger… …

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  • 3 wide — ► ADJECTIVE (wider, widest) 1) of great or more than average width. 2) (after a measurement and in questions) from side to side. 3) open to the full extent. 4) including a great variety of people or things. 5) spread among a large number or over… …

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  • 4 Wide — Wide, n. 1. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent. The waste wide of that abyss. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 WIDE-LP — (99.1 FM), known on air as Soul Wide or City Wide , is a non profit low power FM radio station in Madison, Wisconsin. External links*FMQ|WIDE LP *LPL|WIDE *FMARB|WIDE …

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  • 6 wide — rather than widely is used in a number of fixed expressions such as wide apart, wide awake, and wide open, as an element in the word widespread, and in the phrases hit (or shoot) wide and open one s eyes wide …

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  • 7 WIDE — bezeichnet das: WIDE Projekt WIDE Netzwerk Women in Development Europe ist ein Zusammenschluss entwicklungspolitischer NROs in Österreich Wide ist der Familienname von: Edvin Wide (1896–1996), schwedischer Leichtathlet …

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  • 8 WIDE — may refer to:*WIDE LP, a radio station (99.1 FM) licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, United States *Wide angle Infinity Display Equipment *WIDE Project (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) *Women in Development Europe …

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  • 9 Wide — Wide, adv. [As. w[imac]de.] 1. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide. [1913 Webster] [I] went wyde in this world, wonders to hear. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. So as to leave or have a great… …

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  • 10 wide — O.E. wid, from P.Gmc. *widas (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. wid, O.N. viðr, Du. wijd, O.H.G. wit, Ger. weit), perhaps from PIE *wi ito , from root *wi apart, away. Wide open unguarded, exposed to attack (1915) originally was in boxing, etc. Wide awake ( …

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  • 11 wide — [adj1] expansive, roomy advanced, allinclusive, ample, baggy, broad, capacious, catholic, commodious, comprehensive, deep, dilated, distended, encyclopedic, expanded, extensive, far ranging, far reaching, full, general, immense, inclusive, large …

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  • 12 wide of — (Shakespeare) Indifferent to, far from observing • • • Main Entry: ↑wide …

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  • 13 wide|ly — «WYD lee», adverb. to a wide extent: »a widely distributed plant, widely opened eyes. Figurative. to be widely read, two widely different accounts of a quarrel. SYNONYM(S): extensively …

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  • 14 wide — index broad, capacious, comprehensive, copious, extensive, far reaching, generic, inclusive, liberal (not liter …

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  • 15 WIDE — angled Infinity Display Equipment Contributor: LaRC …

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  • 16 wide — *broad, deep Analogous words: *spacious, capacious, ample: extended or extensive (see corresponding verb at EXTEND) Antonyms: strait Contrasted words: limited, restricted, confined (see LIMIT vb) …

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  • 17 -wide — [wīd] suffix combining form existing or extending throughout (a specified area) [statewide] …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 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

  • 20 wide — wide1 [ waıd ] adjective *** ▸ 1 far from side to side ▸ 2 open/large ▸ 3 large/including a lot ▸ 4 about general aspects ▸ 5 going farther than meant 1. ) measuring a large distance from one side to the other: Beijing s wide avenues and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English