adjective, wid·er, wid·est.
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Example sentences from the Web for wide
This mindset was reflected to the wider society through popular literature.
In wearing it, Hurley helped originate a wider revolution, too.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there were much wider protests later in 2012 after the anti-Islam movie trailer, “Innocence of Muslims,” appeared on YouTube.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He added that The Post, a national brand which had long been “a local product,” will now focus on reaching a wider audience.Jeff Bezos: ‘I See Millions Working in Outer Space’|Lloyd Grove|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It just showed me there was a much wider world, and a lot of ways to look at things.James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video|William O’Connor|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other opened the door wider and at once bowed him in with a smile of genuine welcome.
In length there was no alteration, but the design seems more condensed, more compact, yet slightly wider in the opening.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
The point where we stood—a huddled, shivering group—faced the wider channels that led to the open sea and Finland.
The scale was vaster, horizons wider, beauty and wonder walked hand in hand with love and death.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
They were rowing down the channel of the wider portion of the creek towards Isabel's landing, their boat filled with spoil.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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
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