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wide

[ wahyd ]
/ wa瑟d /
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adjective, wid路er, wid路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 w墨d; cognate with Dutch wijd,German weit,Old Norse v墨thr

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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.

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-wide

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

wide
/ (wa瑟d) /

adjective
adverb
noun

Derived forms of wide

widely, adverbwideness, nounwidish, adjective

Word Origin for wide

Old English w墨d; related to Old Norse v墨thr, Old High German w墨t
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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