adjective, wid·er, wid·est.

  1. having considerable or great extent from side to side; broad: a wide boulevard.
  2. having a certain or specified extent from side to side: three feet wide.
  3. of great horizontal extent; extensive; vast; spacious: the wide plains of the West.
  4. of great range or scope; embracing a great number or variety of subjects, cases, etc.: wide experience.
  5. open to the full or a great extent; expanded; distended: to stare with wide eyes.
  6. apart or remote from a specified point or object: a guess wide of the truth.
  7. too far or too much to one side: a shot wide of the mark.
  8. Baseball. outside(def 16): The pitch was wide of the plate.
  9. full, ample, or roomy, as clothing: He wore wide, flowing robes.
  10. Phonetics. lax(def 7).
  11. British Slang. shrewd; wary.

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