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wide

[ wahyd ]
/ waɪd /
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adjective, wid·er, wid·est.

adverb

noun

Cricket. a bowled ball that goes wide of the wicket, and counts as a run for the side batting.
Archaic. a wide space or expanse.

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Origin of wide

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English wīd; cognate with Dutch wijd,German weit,Old Norse vīthr
1. Wide, broad refer to dimensions. They are often interchangeable, but wide especially applies to things of which the length is much greater than the width: a wide road, piece of ribbon. Broad is more emphatic, and applies to things of considerable or great width, breadth, or extent, especially to surfaces extending laterally: a broad valley.

Definition for wide (2 of 2)

-wide

a combining form of wide, forming from nouns adjectives with the general sense “extending or applying throughout a given space,” as specified by the noun: communitywide; countrywide; worldwide.
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British Dictionary definitions for wide

wide
/ (waɪd) /

adjective

adverb

noun

widely, adverbwideness, nounwidish, adjective
Old English wīd; related to Old Norse vīthr, Old High German wīt
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Idioms and Phrases with wide

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