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Wide appears in the following tongue twister:

  • World Wide Web

Wide appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Do not be wed: I, W.D.L., row on no World Wide Web to nod.
  • Dido’s last angel disagreed I was sapid: I pass a wide erg as idle gnats also did.
  • "Anal sex: if faster germs it opened, I won’t never prevent no wide nepotism regrets," affixes Lana.
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Usage statistics for the adjective wide:

spoken English28.46%written English71.54% imaginative writing36.3%informational writing63.7%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective wide:

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The word wide is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective wide

What does wide mean as an attribute of a noun?

Wide is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: wider | widest

  1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
  2. broad in scope or content
  3. (used of eyes) fully open or extended
  4. very large in expanse or scope
  5. great in degree
  6. having ample fabric
    • example: the current taste for wide trousers
    • synonyms of wide: full / wide-cut
    • similar: ample
  7. not on target
    • examples: the kick was wide | the arrow was wide of the mark | a claim that was wide of the truth
    • synonym of wide: wide of the mark
    • similar: inaccurate

Alternative definition of the adjective wide


  1. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
    • antonym: narrow (regarding empty area)
  2. Large in scope.
    • antonym: thin (regarding occupied area)
  3. [sports] Operating at the side of the playing area.

Specialised definition of the adjective wide

Glossary of sports / tennis

descriptive of a shot that lands beyond the sideline, or beyond the service sideline in the case of a serve

Definition of the adverb wide

What does wide mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. with or by a broad space
    • examples: stand with legs wide apart | ran wide around left end
  2. to the fullest extent possible
    • examples: open your eyes wide | with the throttle wide open
  3. far from the intended target
    • example: the arrow went wide of the mark
    • synonym of wide: astray
  4. to or over a great extent or range; far
    • example: wandered wide through many lands
    • synonym of wide: widely

Alternative definition of the adverb wide


  1. See extensively.
  2. See completely.
  3. away from a given goal

Definition of the noun wide

What does wide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wides

  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

Specialised definition of the noun wide

Glossary of sports / cricket

a delivery that is judged by the umpire to be beyond the batsman's reach and which counts as one run to the batting side (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


WIDE is a record label.


  1. "Wide" is a musical album of Grouper.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "WIDE" is a musical single of Christopher Willits.
    • released on


  1. Wide: In the sport of cricket, a wide is one of two things: The event of a ball being delivered by a bowler too wide or high to be hit by the batsman, and ruled so by the umpire. A run scored by the batting team as a penalty to the bowling team when this occurs. A wide does not count as one of the six balls in an over and it does not count as a ball faced by the batsman.
  2. WIDE is a film distributor.

Phrases with Wide

Phrases starting with the word Wide:

  1. Wide-on
  2. Wide boy
  3. wide-cut
  4. Wide Open
  5. Wide Shot
  6. wide wale
  7. wide-body
  8. wide-eyed
  9. wide-open
  10. Wide Aclis
  11. Wide Awake
  12. wide berth
  13. wide-angle
  14. wide-awake
  15. wide screen
  16. wide-screen

Phrases ending with the word Wide:

  1. -WIDE
  2. world-wide
  3. Double-Wide
  4. Single-Wide

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wide

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN

Type of Gait Description Frontal lobe gait Sensory ataxic gait Cerebellar ataxic gait Spastic gait Spastic paraparesis Steppage gait Wide base of support Slightly flexed posture Small, shuffling, hesitant steps Poor initiation of gait; slipping clutch ...

Google previewBotanical Terminology; Or Dictionary Explaining the Terms Most Generally Employed in Systematic Botany (1826)

by G. N. Lloyd

Wide Folium. Dentato-serratus. Vide Folium.

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Usage statistics about wide

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective wide:

spoken English28.46%written English71.54% imaginative writing36.3%informational writing63.7%

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Sign language

Whole Wide World by Mindy Gledhill American Sign Language

Quotes about Wide

Blue eyes deep like oceans make feelings swim,
Blue eyes wide like skies make hearts float.
Black lashes like deep underwater caves or wide night skies
Draw out deep, wide, blue eyes. (Drew Zoromski)
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Scrabble value of W4I1D2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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