Associations to the word «Wide»


WIDE, adjective. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
WIDE, adjective. Large in scope.
WIDE, adjective. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
WIDE, adjective. On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
WIDE, adjective. (phonetics) (dated) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.
WIDE, adjective. Remote; distant; far.
WIDE, adjective. (obsolete) Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.
WIDE, adjective. (computing) Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.
WIDE, adverb. Extensively
WIDE, adverb. Completely
WIDE, adverb. Away from a given goal
WIDE, adverb. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
WIDE, noun. (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
WIDE AREA NETWORK, noun. (computing) A computer network that covers a large geographic area.
WIDE AREA NETWORKS, noun. Plural of wide area network
WIDE AWAKE, adjective. (idiomatic) awake and very alert
WIDE BERTH, noun. (nautical) Adequate distance from sea vessels or other objects to ensure safety and maneuverability.
WIDE BERTH, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A considerable or comfortable distance from a person or object, especially for safety or deliberate avoidance.
WIDE BOY, noun. (British) A man who lives by his wits, wheeling and dealing.
WIDE BOYS, noun. Plural of wide boy
WIDE GAME, noun. Any of various games played by groups in a large area, such as a field or woodland.
WIDE OF THE MARK, adjective. (of a projectile) Missing the target
WIDE OF THE MARK, adjective. (idiomatic) inaccurate
WIDE OPEN, adjective. Completely open
WIDE OPEN, adjective. Having no laws or law enforcement
WIDE OPEN, adjective. Unsettled or unresolved
WIDE OPEN, adjective. Vulnerable or unprotected
WIDE OPEN, adjective. (sports) without the presence of opponents nearby
WIDE OPEN, adjective. (finance) of the situation at the beginning of trading when there is a large spread between bid and ask prices
WIDE RECEIVER, noun. (American football) An offensive football player whose position on the line of scrimmage is farthest from the ball and whose function to principally to catch passes.
WIDE RECEIVERS, noun. Plural of wide receiver
WIDE SHOT, noun. (film) A video or film recording made with the camera positioned to observe the most action in the performance.
WIDE SHOTS, noun. Plural of wide shot
WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD, noun. (colloquial) (pejorative) A very small and insignificant town
WIDE SPOTS IN THE ROAD, noun. Plural of wide spot in the road

Dictionary definition

WIDE, adverb. With or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end".
WIDE, adverb. To the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open".
WIDE, adverb. Far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander".
WIDE, adverb. To or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely".
WIDE, adjective. 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".
WIDE, adjective. 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".
WIDE, adjective. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes".
WIDE, adjective. Very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies".
WIDE, adjective. Great in degree; "won by a wide margin".
WIDE, adjective. Having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt".
WIDE, adjective. Not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza