Definitions of wide

  1. Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
  2. Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
  3. Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
  4. Remote; distant; far.
  5. Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
  6. On one side or the other of the mark; too far side- wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
  7. Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.
  8. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.
  9. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.
  10. Wideness.
  11. with or by a broad space; " stand with legs wide apart"; " ran wide around left end"
  12. to the fullest extent possible; " open your eyes wide"; " with the throttle wide open"
  13. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
  14. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
  15. So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.
  16. To a great distance; far apart; aside from the mark.
  17. At a distance; far; with great extent; used chiefly in composition, as wide- skirted meads.
  18. At a distance; with great extent, as, " the gates wide open stood".
  19. having ample fabric; " the current taste for wide trousers"; " a full skirt"
  20. ( used of eyes) fully open or extended; " listened in round- eyed wonder"; " stared with wide eyes"
  21. not on target; " the kick was wide"; " the arrow was wide of the mark"; " a claim that was wide of the truth"
  22. Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.
  23. Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of / (/ ve) is / (/ ll); of a ( ate) is / (/ nd), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13- 15.
  24. Stretching for a given space in a direction at right angles to length; extended far each way; broad; vast; containing plenty of space; far from the point aimed at; as the arrow flew wide of the bull's- eye.
  25. Extended far from side to side; broad; distant.
  26. Having relatively great extent between sides; broad.
  27. Extended; ample.
  28. Broad; having a great distance or extent between the sides; having a great extent every way; remote; distant.
  29. Having a great distance or extent between the sides; opposite of narrow; broad; remote; distant; in compound words, far; with great extent.