wide adjective Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “wide” - Learner’s Dictionary


LONG DISTANCE A2 measuring a long distance or longer than usual from one side to the other: a wide river/road I have very wide feet.Measurements in generalWide and thick
5 miles/3 inches/6 metres, etc wide B1 having a distance of 5 miles/3 inches/6 metres, etc from one side to the other: The swimming pool is five metres wide.Measurements in generalWide and thick
a wide range/selection/variety, etc B1 a lot of different types of thing: The library is a good source of a wide range of information.Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
EYES If your eyes are wide, they are completely open: Her eyes were wide with fear.Open and closed
BALL If a ball, shot, etc is wide, it does not go near enough to where it was intended to go. →  See also be wide of the mark General terms used in ball sports
(Definition of wide adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More