WordNet-Online
Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!

Google
 

wide

 
Adjective wide has 8 senses
  1. wide, broad - having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
    Antonyms: narrow, constricting, constrictive, narrowed, slender, thin, strait, straplike, tapered, tapering, narrowing
  2. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide - broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
    Antonyms: noncomprehensive, incomprehensive (indirect, via comprehensive)
  3. round-eyed, wide-eyed, wide - (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "listened in round-eyed wonder"; "stared with wide eyes"
    Antonyms: closed, shut (indirect, via open)
  4. broad, spacious, wide - very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
    Antonyms: small, little (indirect, via large, big)
    Antonyms: small, little (indirect, via large, big)
  5. wide - great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
    Antonyms:
    narrow, bare, marginal
  6. extended, extensive, wide - great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
    Antonym: inconsiderable (indirect, via considerable)
  7. wide, wide-cut, full - having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"
    Antonyms: meager, meagre, meagerly (indirect, via ample)
  8. wide, wide of the mark - not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
    Antonym: accurate (indirect, via inaccurate)
Adverbial wide has 4 senses
  1. wide - with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"
  2. wide - to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"
  3. wide, astray - far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
  4. wide, widely - to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"
WordNet-Online
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus