Synonyms of wide


1. wide (vs. narrow), broad, beamy, bird's-eye, panoramic, broad-brimmed, deep, fanlike, sweeping, wide-screen(prenominal), comprehensive, thick

usage: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"

2. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide, comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive)

usage: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"

3. wide-eyed, wide, open (vs. closed), opened

usage: (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes"

4. broad, spacious, wide, large (vs. small), big (vs. little)

usage: very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"

5. wide (vs. narrow), comfortable

usage: great in degree; "won by a wide margin"

6. wide, wide-cut, full, ample (vs. meager)

usage: having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"

7. wide, wide of the mark, inaccurate (vs. accurate)

usage: not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"


1. wide

usage: with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"

2. wide

usage: to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"

3. wide, astray

usage: far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"

4. wide, widely

usage: to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"

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Definition and meaning of wide (Dictionary)