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English

Etymology

Old English wīd, from Germanic *wīdas. Cognate with Dutch wijd, German weit, Swedish vid.

Pronunciation

Adjective

wide (comparative wid, superlative er)

Positive
wide

Comparative
wid

Superlative
er

  1. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
    We walked down a wide corridor.
  2. Large in scope.
    The inquiry had a wide remit.
  3. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
    That team needs a decent wide player.

Antonyms

  • narrow (regarding empty area)
  • thin (regarding occupied area)
  • skinny (sometimes offensive, regarding body width)

Related terms

Translations

Adverb

wide (comparative wider, superlative widest)

Positive
wide

Comparative
wider

Superlative
widest

  1. extensively
    He travelled far and wide.
  2. completely
    He was wide awake.
  3. away from a given goal
    The arrow fell wide of the mark.

Translations

Noun

Singular
wide

Plural
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wide ({{{1}}})
  1. (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

Old English

Etymology

From wīd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /wi:.de/

Adverb

wīde

  1. widely

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