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wide /waid/
  • tính từ
    • rộng, rộng lớn
      • a wide river: con sông rộng
      • wide plain: cánh đồng rộng
    • mở rộng, mở to
      • with wide eyes: với đôi mắt mở to
    • (nghĩa bóng) rộng, uyên bác (học vấn)
      • a man of wide culture: một người học rộng
      • wide views: quan điểm rộng r i
    • (nghĩa bóng) rộng r i, phóng khoáng, không có thành kiến (tư tưởng)
    • xa, cách xa
      • to be wide of the target (mark): xa mục tiêu, xa đích
      • wide of the truth: xa sự thật
    • xo trá
      • a wide boy: một đứa bé xo trá
  • phó từ
    • rộng, rộng r i, rộng khắp
      • to spread far and wide: lan rộng khắp, tri rộng ra
    • xa, trệch xa
      • wide apart: cách xa
      • the blow went wide: cú đánh trệch xa đích
      • the ball went wide of the goal: qu bóng bay chệch xa khung thành
  • danh từ
    • (thể dục,thể thao) qu bóng cách xa đích (crickê)
    • (the wide) vũ trụ bao la
    • to be broken to the wide
      • (từ lóng) không một xu dính túi, kiết lõ đít
Concise Dictionary
+having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
+broad in scope or content
+(used of eyes) fully open or extended
+very large in expanse or scope
+great in degree
+having ample fabric
+not on target
+with or by a broad space
+to the fullest extent possible
+far from the intended target
+to or over a great extent or range; far

Thesaurus Dictionary
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.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, adverb, noun
+ adjective (wider, widest)
from one side to the other
1 measuring a lot from one side to the other: a wide river / road + Sam has a wide mouth. + a jacket with wide lapels + Her face broke into a wide grin.
Antonym: NARROW
See also - WIDTH
2 measuring a particular distance from one side to the other: How wide is that stream? + It's about 2 metres wide. + The road was just wide enough for two vehicles to pass.
large number / amount
3 including a large number or variety of different people or things; covering a large area: a wide range / choice / variety of goods + Her music appeals to a wide audience. + Jenny has a wide circle of friends. + a manager with wide experience of industry + It's the best job in the whole wide world. + The incident has received wide coverage in the press. + The festival attracts people from a wide area.
difference / gap
4 very big: There are wide variations in prices.
5 (only used in the comparative and superlative) general; not only looking at details: wider issues / aims / problems + We are talking about education in its widest sense. + We need to consider the problem of vandalism within a wider context.
6 fully open: She stared at him with wide eyes.
not close
7 ~ (of sth) far from the point aimed at: Her shot was wide (of the target).
8 (in adjectives and adverbs) happening or existing in the whole of a country, etc: a nationwide search + We need to act on a Europe-wide scale.
Idioms: give sb/sth a wide berth to not go too near sb/sth; to avoid sb/sth: He gave the dog a wide berth.
wide of the mark not accurate: Their predictions turned out to be wide of the mark.
+ adverb (comparative wider, no superlative) as far or fully as possible: The door was wide open. + He stood with his legs wide apart. + In a few seconds she was wide awake. + Open your mouth wide.
Idioms see CAST v., FAR adv.
+ noun (sport) a ball that has been BOWLED (= thrown) where the BATSMAN or BATTER cannot reach it
wide / broad
These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns: wide ~ broad ~
street shoulders
river back
area smile
range range
variety agreement
choice outline
Wide is the word most commonly used to talk about something that measures a long distance from one side to the other. Broad is more often used to talk about parts of the body. It is used in more formal or written language to describe the features of the countryside, etc: a broad river + a broad stretch of meadowland.
Both wide and broad can be used to describe something that includes a large variety of different people or things: a wide/broad range of products. Broad, but not wide, can be used to mean 'general' or 'not detailed':
All of us are in broad agreement on this matter.
Collocation Dictionary

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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