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Meaning of “wide” in the English Dictionary

"wide" in British English

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wideadjective

uk   /waɪd/ us   /waɪd/
  • wide adjective (DISTANCE)

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.
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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?

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  • wide adjective (AMOUNT)

B1 used to describe something that includes a large amount or many different types of thing, or that covers a large range or area: They sell a wide range of skin-care products. She has a wide experience of teaching, in many different schools. The idea no longer enjoys wide support (= the support of many people).

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wideadverb

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(Definition of wide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wide" in American English

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wideadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /wɑɪd/
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.
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).

wideadverb [-er/-est only]

us   /wɑɪd/
to the greatest degree possible; completely: I was wide awake. The dentist said, "Open wide."
(Definition of wide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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