adjective, wid·er, wid·est.
Origin of wide
SYNONYMS FOR wide
Examples from the Web for wider
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
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
Girma realized that law was her best tool to get equal footing for herself and the wider population of impaired Americans.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That|Nina Strochlic|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
SARS, on the other hand, had a wider global reach than Ebola.
Their usefulness may be regarded as a warrant of a wider adoption of them.The High School Failures|Francis P. Obrien
It was a wider passage than that which she was leaving, and this fact added to her dismay.
It should be noted that the front of the chair is wider than the back.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
The words of Dionysius need not receive any wider signification than a reference to well-known Epistles.Supernatural Religion, Vol. II. (of III)|Walter Richard Cassels
Its mouth was wider, and the nose less prominent than that of the gorilla.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for wider
- (postpositive) having a specified extent, esp from side to sidetwo yards wide
- (in combination) covering or extending throughoutnationwide
Derived Formswidely, adverbwideness, nounwidish, adjective
Word Origin for wide
Idioms and Phrases with wider
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