Translation of "wide" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /waɪd/ us /wɑɪd/

A2 measuring a long distance or longer than usual from one side to the other

a wide road
I have very wide feet.
five miles, three inches, etc. wide

B1 having a distance of five miles, three inches, etc. from one side to the other

cinco millas, tres pulgadas, etc. de ancho
The swimming pool is 15 feet wide.
a wide range, selection, etc.

B1 a lot of different types of thing

una amplia gama, selección, etc.
They sell a wide range of books and magazines.
give someone/something a wide berth

to avoid a person or place

mantenerse alejado de alguien/algo
I tend to give the city centre a wide berth on Saturdays because it’s so busy.
adverb uk /waɪd/ us /wɑɪd/
wide apart/open

as far apart or open as possible

muy separado/abierto de par en par
The window was wide open.
wide awake

completely awake

completamente despierto
The baby is still wide awake.

(Translation of “wide” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /waid/

great in extent, especially from side to side

ancho, grande
wide streets
Her eyes were wide with surprise.

being a certain distance from one side to the other

de largo
This material is three metres wide
How wide is it?

great or large

amplio, extenso
He won by a wide margin.

covering a large and varied range of subjects etc

variado, diverso
She has a wide experience of teaching.
widely adverb

The importance of his work has been widely recognized.
widen verb

to make, or become, wide or wider

ensanchar, ampliar, extender
They have widened the road
The lane widens here.
wideness noun

width /widθ/ noun

size from side to side

What is the width of this material?
This fabric comes in three different widths.

the state of being wide.

wide-ranging adjective

(of interests etc ) covering a large number of subjects etc

de gran alcance, muy diversos
a wide-ranging discussion.
widespread adjective

spread over a large area or among many people

extendido, generalizado
widespread hunger and disease.
give a wide berth (to)

to keep well away from

evitar a alguien/algo
I give people with colds a wide berth / give a wide berth to people with colds.
wide apart

a great (or greater than average) distance away from one another

muy lejos
He held his hands wide apart.
wide awake adjective

fully awake

desvelado, completamente despierto
He was wide awake and ready to start the day’s work.
wide open adjective

fully open

abierto de par en par
The door was wide open
Her eyes are wide open, but she seems to be asleep.

(Translation of “wide” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)