The definition of wide is extending over a large area, of great range or of greater than normal size.(adjective)
An example of something wide is a larger than average sized foot.
Wide is defined as over a large area, or to a large extent.(adverb)
An example of wide used as an adverb is in the phrase "to read wide," which means to read a large range of books.
Wide is a cricket term meaning a ball that was bowled out of batman's reach, which is counted as a run for the batter.(noun)
An example of a wide is a way of scoring a run for the batting team.
See wide in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE wid, akin to Ger weit < IE *wi-itos, lit., gone apart (< bases *wi-, apart + *ei-, to go) > L vitare, lit., to go away from, avoid
See wide in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective wid·er, wid·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English wīd; see wi- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: From wide.
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