Origin of wide
synonym study for wide
OTHER WORDS FROM wide
Other definitions for wide (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE -WIDE
What does -wide mean?
Examples of -wide
An example of a word you may have encountered that features –wide is worldwide, “extending or spread throughout the world.”
The world– part of the word here means “the earth or globe.” The form –wide means “throughout.” Worldwide literally means “throughout the earth.”
What are some words that use the combining form –wide?
What are some other forms that –wide may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that ends with the exact letters –wide, such as double-wide, is necessarily using the combining form –wide to denote “throughout.” Learn why double-wide means “twice as wide” at our entry for the word.
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Given the meaning of the combining form –wide, what does storewide literally mean?
How to use wide in a sentence
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An escort who goes by the name of “Tommy” has experienced a wide variety of female clients.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But instead of just quietly releasing a statement through a publicist, she broadcasted her anger far and wide.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His hunger strike in December 2011 received nation-wide recognition and was one of the sparks that ignited the protest movement.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The streets here are rather wide for an Italian city but would be deemed intolerably narrow in America.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for wide
- (postpositive) having a specified extent, esp from side to sidetwo yards wide
- (in combination) covering or extending throughoutnationwide
Derived forms of widewidely, adverbwideness, nounwidish, adjective
Word Origin for wide
Other Idioms and Phrases with wide
In addition to the idioms beginning with wide
- wide awake
- wide open
- all wool and a yard wide
- cut a wide swath
- far and wide
- give a wide berth to
- lay (oneself wide) open
- leave (wide) open
- off (wide of) the mark