Wide meaning

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Wide is defined as over a large area, or to a large extent.

An example of wide used as an adverb is in the phrase "to read wide," which means to read a large range of books.

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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.

An example of a wide is a way of scoring a run for the batting team.

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The definition of wide is extending over a large area, of great range or of greater than normal size.

An example of something wide is a larger than average sized foot.

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Fully open or extended.

Look with wide eyes.

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Having great extent or range; including much or many.

A wide selection; granting wide powers; wide variations.

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Deviating or straying from something expected or specified.

A remark that was wide of the truth.

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Lax.
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Having a specified extent from side to side.

A ribbon two inches wide.

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Extending over a great distance from side to side; broad.

A wide road; a wide necktie.

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To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal.

A shot that was wide of the target.

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Outside.
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Being toward or near one of the side boundaries of a playing area, such as a sideline on a football field.
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Over a great distance; extensively.

Traveled far and wide.

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To the full extent; completely.
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To the side of or at a distance from a given boundary, limit, or goal.
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Toward or near one of the sides of a playing area.

Ran wide to catch a pass.

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A ball bowled outside of the batsman's reach, counting as a run for the batting team in cricket.
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Extending or effective throughout a specified area or region.

Statewide.

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Extending over a large area; esp., extending over a larger area from side to side than is usual or normal.

A wide bed.

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Of a specified extent from side to side.

Three miles wide.

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Of great extent, range, or inclusiveness.

A wide variety, wide reading.

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Roomy; ample; loose; full.

Wide pants.

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Open or extended to full width.

Eyes wide with fear.

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Landing, striking, or ending far from the point, issue, etc. aimed at.

Wide of the target.

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Having a relatively low proportion of protein.
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Over a relatively large area; widely.

To travel far and wide.

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To a large or full extent; fully.

With the door wide open.

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So as to miss the point, issue, etc. aimed at; astray.

Shots that went wide.

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A wide area.
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A ball bowled out of the batsman's reach, counted as a run for the batting team.
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Existing or extending throughout (a specified area)

Statewide.

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Having a large physical extent from side to side.

We walked down a wide corridor.

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Large in scope.

The inquiry had a wide remit.

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(sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.

That team needs a decent wide player.

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On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.

Too bad! That was a great passing-shot, but it's wide.

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(phonetics, dated) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.
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Remote; distant; far.
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Latimer.

It is far wide that the people have such judgments.

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Herbert.

How wide is all this long pretence!

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He travelled far and wide.

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He was wide awake.

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Away from a given goal.

The arrow fell wide of the mark.

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So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

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(cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score.
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Origin of wide

From Middle English wid, wyd, from Old English wÄ«d (“wide, vast, broad, long; distant, far"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ«daz, from Proto-Indo-European *wÄ«- (“apart, asunder, in two"), from Proto-Indo-European *weye- (“to drive, separate"). Cognate with Scots wyd, wid (“of great extent; vast"), West Frisian wiid (“broad; wide"), Dutch wijd (“wide; large; broad"), German weit (“far; wide; broad"), Swedish vid (“wide"), Icelandic víður (“wide"), Latin dÄ«vidō (“separate, sunder"), Latin vÄ«tō (“avoid, shun"). Related to widow.