Definition and Meanings for wide

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Wide is ranked 55,247 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of wide

adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, noun

Etymology of wide

oe. wid, wyde, as. w; akin to ofries. & os. w, d. wijd, g. weit, ohg. w, icel. v, sw. & dan. vid; of uncertain origin as. w

Meaning of wide


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
  • having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
  • of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.
  • of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
  • remote; distant; far.
  • far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
  • on one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
  • made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by mr. bell, and to narrow as used by mr. sweet. the effect, as explained by mr. bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by mr. sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. the wide of guide to pronunciation,
  • having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.

as adverb

  • to a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
  • so as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
  • so as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.

as noun

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