wide adjective Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “wide” - Learner’s Dictionary

wide

adjective
 
 
/waɪd/
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)
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