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Dictionary definition for: Wide

1. (a) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

2. (r) with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart" "ran wide around left end"

3. (s) broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases" "an all-embracing definition" "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators" "an invention with broad applications" "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide

4. (r) to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide" "with the throttle wide open"

5. (s) (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder" "stared with wide eyes"

6. (r) far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark" "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"

7. (s) very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn" "the wide plains" "a spacious view" "spacious skies"

8. (r) to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands" "he traveled widely"

9. (a) great in degree; "won by a wide margin"

10. (s) great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary" "surgeons with extended experience" "extensive examples of picture writing" "suffered extensive damage" "a wide selection"

11. (s) having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers" "a full skirt"

12. (s) not on target; "the kick was wide" "the arrow was wide of the mark" "a claim that was wide of the truth"

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