adjective, wid·er, wid·est.
Origin of wide
Definition for wide (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for wide
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
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
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
The party sequence in Notorious begins with a wide shot from high above the top of the stairs, all glittering expanse below.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only redeeming feature was a better garden than most London houses have, a strip as wide as the house, and thirty yards long.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
It has a wide and large hood reaching down almost to the middle of the body.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
I stopped at the end of the walk and saw the sunshine out over the wide 'Virginia meadows.'Ten American Girls From History|Kate Dickinson Sweetser
There is a chasm between the consideration of letting Australia or letting India go, which is too wide to be bridged.Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|Alfred Farthing Robbins
Her wide, light blue eyes returned his scrutiny, and for an instant each studied the other.The Luminous Face|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for wide
- (postpositive) having a specified extent, esp from side to sidetwo yards wide
- (in combination) covering or extending throughoutnationwide
Word Origin for wide
Word Origin and History for wide
Old English wid, from Proto-Germanic *widas (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wid, Old Norse viðr, Dutch wijd, Old High German wit, German weit), perhaps from PIE *wi-ito-, from root *wi- "apart, away." Wide open "unguarded, exposed to attack" (1915) originally was in boxing, etc. Wide awake (adj.) is first recorded 1818; figurative sense of "alert, knowing" is attested from 1833.
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