1 spacious, roomy, ample, extensive, broad:
The road is wide enough for two cars to pass. If the book is set in wider type, it will have more pages.
2 broad, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic or encyclopaedic, inclusive, far-reaching, wide-ranging, widespread:
He has wide interests, from music to archaeology to sport.
3 extreme, considerable, substantial, sizeable, major, big, large; widespread:
There have been wide fluctuations in market prices.
4 wide of the mark. off the mark, astray, deviant, deviating, off (the) target, not on target, inappropriate:
Forecasts from analysts were based on erroneous assumptions and proved to be very wide of the mark.
5 astray, afield, wide of the mark, off the mark, off (the) target, to one side:
He took careless aim and the shot went wide.
6 all the way, as much as possible, fully, completely, to the utmost:
The dentist said, 'Open wide'. When I heard the drill, I was suddenly wide awake.
1 covering a large area or range
be, seem | become
enormously, exceptionally, extraordinarily, extremely, remarkably, unusually, very
a very wide range of clothing
| increasingly | fairly, quite, reasonably, relatively | sufficiently | surprisingly
2 fully open
be | fling sth, open sth, spread sth
He stood up and flung wide the door to the study. Open your mouth really wide. He spread his hands wide in appeal.
extremely, really, very
Their eyes were wide with fear.
3 not close
be | shoot | fall, land
very | just
Her shot fell just wide of the target.
wide of the mark
(figurative) (= not accurate)Their predictions turned out to be very wide of the mark.
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