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English definition of “wide”

wide

adjective (DISTANCE)    /waɪd/
A2 having a larger distance from one side to the other than is usual or expected , especially in comparison with the length of something; not narrow : a wide river / road / gap / foot His eyes were wide (= opened much more than usual ) with surprise . → See also widthWide and thick B1 used when describing how long the distance between the two sides of something is or when asking for this information : The rectangle is 5 cm long and 1.9 cm wide. The swimming pool is five metres wide. How wide are your skis ?Wide and thick widthGrammar:MeasurementsGrammar:Area: length, width, depth and heightWe use the nouns length, width, depth and height and the adjectives long, wide, deep and high to talk about area and size:Grammar:Weight and volumeWe use the verb weigh to measure weight:Grammar:Frequency, speed, timeWe use many different expressions to describe frequency, speed and time. Here are some of them:
(Definition of wide adjective (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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