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wide


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  The  chambers  and  the  stables  weren  wyde.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Wide  is  the  gate  .  .  .  that  leadeth  to  destruction. 
  --Matt.  vii. 
  18. 
 
  2.  Having  a  great  extent  every  way  extended;  spacious; 
  broad;  vast;  extensive;  as  a  wide  plain;  the  wide  ocean; 
  a  wide  difference.  ``This  wyde  world.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  For  sceptered  cynics  earth  were  far  too  wide  a  den. 
  --Byron. 
 
  When  the  wide  bloom,  on  earth  that  lies,  Seems  of  a 
  brighter  world  than  ours  --Bryant. 
 
  3.  Of  large  scope;  comprehensive;  liberal;  broad;  as  wide 
  views;  a  wide  understanding. 
 
  Men  of  strongest  head  and  widest  culture.  --M. 
  Arnold. 
 
  4.  Of  a  certain  measure  between  the  sides;  measuring  in  a 
  direction  at  right  angles  to  that  of  length;  as  a  table 
  three  feet  wide. 
 
  5.  Remote;  distant;  far 
 
  The  contrary  being  so  wide  from  the  truth  of 
  Scripture  and  the  attributes  of  God.  --Hammond. 
 
  6.  Far  from  truth,  from  propriety,  from  necessity,  or  the 
  like  ``Our  wide  expositors.''  --Milton. 
 
  It  is  far  wide  that  the  people  have  such  judgments. 
  --Latimer. 
 
  How  wide  is  all  this  long  pretense  !  --Herbert. 
 
  7.  On  one  side  or  the  other  of  the  mark;  too  far  side-wise 
  from  the  mark,  the  wicket,  the  batsman,  etc 
 
  Surely  he  shoots  wide  on  the  bow  hand.  --Spenser. 
 
  I  was  but  two  bows  wide.  --Massinger. 
 
  8.  (Phon.)  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  [=e]  ([=e]ve)  is  [i^]  ([i^]ll);  of  [=a] 
  ([=a]te)  is  [e^]  ([e^]nd),  etc  See  Guide  to 
  Pronunciation,  [sect]  13-15. 
 
  Note:  Wide  is  often  prefixed  to  words  esp.  to  participles 
  and  participial  adjectives,  to  form  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  wide-beaming,  wide-branched, 
  wide-chopped,  wide-echoing,  wide-extended, 
  wide-mouthed,  wide-spread,  wide-spreading,  and  the 
  like 
 
  {Far  and  wide}.  See  under  {Far}. 
 
  {Wide  gauge}.  See  the  Note  under  {Cauge},  6. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  [I]  went  wyde  in  this  world,  wonders  to  hear. 
  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  2.  So  as  to  leave  or  have  a  great  space  between  the  sides;  so 
  as  to  form  a  large  opening.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  So  as  to  be  or  strike  far  from  or  on  one  side  of  an 
  object  or  purpose;  aside;  astray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wide  \Wide\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  wide;  wide  space;  width;  extent.  ``The  waste 
  wide  of  that  abyss.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  That  which  goes  wide,  or  to  one  side  of  the  mark. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wide  \Wide\,  a.  (Stock  Exchanges) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wide 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {broad}]  [ant:  {narrow}] 
  2:  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  powers"  [syn:  {across-the-board}, 
  {all-embracing},  {all-encompassing},  {all-inclusive},  {blanket(a)}, 
  {broad},  {encompassing},  {panoptic}] 
  3:  (used  of  eyes)  fully  open  or  extended;  "listened  in 
  round-eyed  wonder";  "stared  with  wide  eyes"  [syn:  {round-eyed}] 
  4:  very  large  in  expanse  or  scope;  "a  broad  lawn";  "the  wide 
  plains";  "a  spacious  view";  "spacious  skies"  [syn:  {broad}, 
  {spacious}] 
  5:  great  in  degree;  "won  by  a  wide  margin"  [ant:  {narrow}] 
  6:  great  in  range  or  scope;  "an  extended  vocabulary";  "surgeons 
  with  extended  experience";  "extensive  examples  of  picture 
  writing";  "suffered  extensive  damage";  "a  wide  selection" 
  [syn:  {extended},  {extensive}] 
  7:  having  ample  fabric;  "the  current  taste  for  wide  trousers"; 
  "a  full  skirt"  [syn:  {wide-cut},  {full}] 
  8:  not  on  target;  "the  kick  was  wide";  "the  arrow  was  wide  of 
  the  mark";  "a  claim  that  was  wide  of  the  truth"  [syn:  {wide 
  of  the  mark}] 
  adv  1:  with  or  by  a  broad  space;  "stand  with  legs  wide  apart";  "ran 
  wide  around  left  end" 
  2:  to  the  fullest  extent  possible;  "open  your  eyes  wide";  "with 
  the  throttle  wide  open" 
  3:  far  from  the  intended  target;  "the  arrow  went  wide  of  the 
  mark";  "a  bullet  went  astray  and  killed  a  bystander"  [syn: 
  {astray}] 
  4:  to  or  over  a  great  extent  or  range;  far  "wandered  wide 
  through  many  lands";  "he  traveled  widely"  [syn:  {widely}] 




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