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wide

adjective [-er/-est only]  /wɑɪd/ us  

wide adjective [-er/-est only] (FAR FROM SIDE TO SIDE)

far from one side to the other, esp. in comparison with length from top to bottom, or being a particular distance across: a wide window a wide yard The bay is 15 miles wide here. Wide open spaces are land with no buildings on it.

wide adjective [-er/-est only] (MANY OR MUCH)

covering a large area, or including many types of things: They sell a wide range of skin-care products. The candidate has wide support (= the support of many people).

wide

adverb [-er/-est only]  /wɑɪd/ us  

wide adverb [-er/-est only] (COMPLETELY)

to the greatest degree possible; completely: I was wide awake. The dentist said, "Open wide."
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