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 a large area. 6) (in combination ) extending over the whole of: industry-wide. 7) at a considerable or specified distance from a point or mark. 8) (especially in football) at or near the side of the field.
ADVERB 1) to the full extent. 2) far from a particular point or mark. 3) (especially in football) at or near the side of the field.
NOUN (also wide ball) Cricket a ball that is judged to be too wide of the stumps for the batsman to play.
wide awake — Cf. ↑wide awake
wide of the mark — Cf. ↑wide of the mark
wide open — Cf. ↑wide open
DERIVATIVES widely adverb wideness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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