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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwidewide1 /waΙͺd/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 distance a) WIDEmeasuring a large distance from one side to the other syn broad opp narrow πŸ”Š a wide tree-lined road πŸ”Š a hat with a wide brimwide smile/grin πŸ”Š As he ran toward me, his face broke into a wide grin. b) WIDEmeasuring a particular distance from one side to the other πŸ”Š How wide is the door? πŸ”Š The boat was nearly as wide as the canal.five metres/two miles etc wide πŸ”Š The river is more than fifty yards wide.2 variety [usually before noun]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS including or involving a large variety of different people, things, or situations πŸ”Š a man with a wide experience of foreign affairs πŸ”Š Our aim is to bring classical music to a wider audience.a wide range/variety/choice etc (of something) πŸ”Š This year’s festival includes a wide range of entertainers. πŸ”Š holidays to a wide choice of destinations3 in many places [usually before noun]EVERYONEEVERYWHERE happening among many people or in many places πŸ”Š The radio and newspapers gave the trial wide coverage.4 β†’ a wide variation/difference/gap etc5 β†’ the wider context/issues/picture etc6 eyes literaryOPEN wide eyes are fully open, especially when someone is very surprised, excited, or frightened πŸ”Š Her eyes grew wide in anticipation.7 β†’ give somebody/something a wide berth8 not hit something not hitting something you were aiming atwide of πŸ”Š His shot was just wide of the goal.9 β†’ the (big) wide world10 β†’ nationwide/city-wide etc
Examples from the Corpus
wideβ€’ The river is very wide.β€’ Wreckage was spread across a wide area.β€’ The girl led me down a wide corridor into a large office.β€’ The doorway wasn't quite wide enough to get the piano through.β€’ wide experience in government and businessβ€’ How wide is the door?β€’ a wide leather beltβ€’ Far ahead he could see a sloping ramp that led up to a wide mouth gaping into a busy street.β€’ a wide necktieβ€’ Coles gained wide publicity after predicting the earthquake.β€’ Simply ideal for families it has direct access on to the beach and offers a wide range of holiday activities for children.β€’ His campaign never caught on with a wide spectrum of the electorate.β€’ Table 3. 2 provides individual estimate for gaseous coal seams with the geometric mean used wherever a wide spread is given.β€’ Also remarkable are the paintings, geometrically designed rooms and wide variety of nearly 200-year-old china and silver.wide smile/grinβ€’ He put the receiver back and created, forcing his lips to perform, a wide smile.β€’ She has a flat, round face with eyes close together and a wide smile.β€’ He breaks into a wide smile, and a dried bogie snowflakes from his nose down to the ground.β€’ The guy laughed, wide smile dotted with gold teeth.β€’ He paused to speak to the surprised group and their wide smiles of acknowledgement started the day off well.β€’ Paul looked surprised to receive a wide smile of welcome from Stephen when he entered the office.β€’ Mandru was staring right at him, a wide smile stretching his face into ropes of muscle.β€’ Then she smiled the wide smile which lifted her ears toward her hair.a wide range/variety/choice etc (of something)β€’ A wide range of information technologies are in use producing substantial amounts of data.β€’ Develop a wider range of daytime community support services.β€’ Engineers can use it to model a wide range of process industry applications; from complete plant to individual items of equipment.β€’ Interior shutters, from a wide range to order, from about Β£70 for the natural finish shown.β€’ There are a wide range of finishes which can be used after the preparation process is complete.β€’ There is a buffet breakfast and a wide choice of main courses at dinner, plus a salad buffet.β€’ With a First National Bank loan you have a wide choice.wide ofβ€’ The throw was wide of first base.
widewide2 ●●● W3 S3 adverb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ wide open/awake/apart2 OPENopening or spreading as much as possibleopen/spread (something) wide πŸ”Š Spiro spread his arms wide in a welcoming gesture. πŸ”Š Leonora’s eyes opened wide in horror. πŸ”Š The windows had been opened wide and she could feel a slight breeze.3 β†’ wide open4 EXACTnot hitting something you were aiming at, and missing it by a large distance πŸ”Š His throw to first base went wide.5 β†’ wide of the mark β†’ far and wide at far1(11)
Examples from the Corpus
wideβ€’ Wilton hit the ball high and wide.β€’ The driver swung wide around my car and paused, apparently activating an automatic garage door.β€’ Miles and Evan are so wide awake, it is exhausting.β€’ Sisson hooked the kick wide left.β€’ Gabriel had the window wide open and was standing there looking down at him.β€’ The championship race is wide open.β€’ The night being unseasonably warm, most of the windows were wide open.β€’ From a tap penalty the forwards drove in short bursts, and then took the ball wide to Joe Roff.open/spread (something) wideβ€’ One that also produces pollen can generate plants that spread far and wide.β€’ The powers of the courts in such cases spread very wide.β€’ Then I opened my fingers wide and peered down at the floor.β€’ He opened his eyes wide and showed his teeth.β€’ She opened her legs wider, feeling her juices trickling out on to his fingers.β€’ The baby robins, scrub jays, finches, sparrows and starlings opened their mouths wide in anticipation.β€’ The non-profit group is devoted to teaching the style, opening their doors wide to all comers.went wideβ€’ But the points just evaporated as the conversion and other penalty chances went wide.β€’ He tried the volley again, but didn't hit it straight and the shot went wide.β€’ Tobermore's best chance came five minutes later when Reid sent to Pattison, but he fumbled and his effort went wide.β€’ His throw to first went wide for an error.β€’ If they possibly could, they avoided contact; their shots went wide - high I think they already would have been.β€’ The next few shots were all cleanly hit but went wide, high or straight at Jamir.β€’ But it also went wider than that.
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