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widening

 
Noun widening has 3 senses
  1. widening, broadening - an increase in width
    --1 is a kind of increase, increment, growth
    Antonyms: narrowing
    Derived form: verb widen1
  2. turnout, widening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    --2 is a kind of part, portion
    --2 is a part of road, route
  3. widening, broadening - the act of making something wider
    --3 is a kind of change of shape
    Antonyms: narrowing
    Derived form: verb widen3
Verb widen has 4 senses
  1. widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
    --1 is one way to
    increase
    Antonyms: narrow, contract
    Derived form: noun widening1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. let out, widen - make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, vary
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. widen - make wider; "widen the road"
    --3 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun widening3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. widen, broaden, extend - extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
    --4 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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