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Meaning of “wide” in the English Dictionary

"wide" in British English

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uk   us   /waɪd/

wide adjective (DISTANCE)

A2 having a ​largerdistance 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) withsurprise.
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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 ​swimmingpool is five ​metres wide. How wide are ​yourskis?
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wide adjective (AMOUNT)

B1 used to ​describe something that ​includes a ​largeamount or many different ​types of thing, or that ​covers a ​largerange 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 ​longerenjoys wide ​support (= the ​support of many ​people).
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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/

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 ​particulardistanceacross: a wide ​window a wide ​yard The ​bay is 15 ​miles wide here. Wide ​openspaces are ​land with no ​buildings on it.

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

covering a ​largearea, 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/

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

to the ​greatestdegreepossible; ​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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