wide of the mark

Definition of wide of the mark

  1. :  not accurate or correct :  not achieving the desired result Their estimates were completely wide of the mark. The results of the fund-raising were wide of the mark.

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  1. :  having great extent :  vast

    :  extending over a vast area :  extensive

    :  comprehensive, inclusive

  1. :  over a great distance or extent :  widely

    :  so as to leave much space or distance between

    :  so as to pass at or clear by a considerable distance

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  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (such as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:


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