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wide [1].


Pronunciation: \'w[macron over i]d\




1 : having a large measure across : broad <a wide street> <a wide grin>

2 : opened as far as possible <Her eyes were wide with wonder.>

3 : covering a very large area <a wide expanse of ocean>

4 : measured across or at right angles to length <The cloth is three feet wide.>

5 : not limited : having a large extent <There's a wide range of choices.>

6 : to the side of : away from <The shot was wide of the goal.>

wide*ly adverb <a widely held belief>

wide*ness noun

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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