- wide [wīd]adj.wider, widest [ME < OE wid, akin to Ger weit < IE * wi-itos, lit., gone apart (< bases * wi-, apart + * ei-, to go) > L vitare, lit., to go away from, avoid]1. extending over a large area; esp., extending over a larger area from side to side than is usual or normal [a wide bed]2. of a specified extent from side to side [three miles wide]3. of great extent, range, or inclusiveness [a wide variety, wide reading]4. roomy; ample; loose; full [wide pants]5. open or extended to full width [eyes wide with fear]6. landing, striking, or ending far from the point, issue, etc. aimed at: usually with of [wide of the target ]☆ 7. having a relatively low proportion of protein: said of livestock feed8. Phonet. LAX (adj. 5)adv.wider, widest1. over a relatively large area; widely [to travel far and wide]2. to a large or full extent; fully [with the door wide open]3. so as to miss the point, issue, etc. aimed at; astray [shots that went wide]n.1. Rare a wide area2. Cricket a ball bowled out of the batsman's reach, counted as a run for the batting teamSYN.- BROADwidelyadv.widenessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.