- opened wide
- not enclosed, fenced-in, etc.; unobstructed; clear: wide-open spaces
- not limited or restricted: a wide-open style of football
- having no laws, or being lax in enforcing laws, prohibiting or regulating prostitution, gambling, liquor sales, etc.: a wide-open city
- Completely open: a wide-open door.
- Being without laws or law enforcement: a wide-open frontier town.
(comparative wider open or more wide open, superlative widest open or most wide open)
- completely open
- The front door was wide open.
- Having no laws or law enforcement
- It was a wide open frontier town before the railroad came.
- unsettled or unresolved
- The fate of the loan sailor is still wide open.
- vulnerable or unprotected
- He left himself wide open to criticism.
- (sports) without the presence of opponents nearby
- He was wide open and scored easily after receiving the pass.
- (finance) of the situation at the beginning of trading when there is a large spread between bid and ask prices