: having virtually no limits or restrictions
a wide-open town

Examples of wide-open in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, an unfettered wide-open search of the Internet on your own is going to bring up all kinds of flotsam. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The title is certainly relevant: The genre has never been more in fashion, as cowboy and cowgirl attire is turning heads, artists are embracing a more wide-open Western sound, and stars from Beyoncé to Lana Del Rey are introducing country music to new listeners. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 Ava Phillippe, Lori Harvey and More Stars Who Spent Their Weekend at New York Fashion Week Events Held at The Shed in Hudson Yards, the wide-open space was covered in fake snow and showgoers were seated around the barren landscape. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Amir Coffey — who closed to replace a fouled-out Paul George — and Norman Powell delivered the daggers in the form of a trio of wide-open corner 3-pointers. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 Perhaps a trade for Georgia native Justin Fields, who showed signs of progress at the end of the year in Chicago, would make Atlanta a contender in the wide-open NFC South. 28. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 12 Feb. 2024 Jayden Nunn missed a wide-open 3 from the corner with eight seconds left, then Timberlake bricked a free throw with a three-point lead and five ticks left. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 11 Feb. 2024 Swap your skis for snowshoes at Haymaker Nordic Center, a wide-open patch of flat terrain on the valley floor. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 11 Feb. 2024 It’s created to withstand the heavy winds of the Eurasian steppe, a wide-open grassland that extends from Hungary to northeastern China, including across Mongolia. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wide-open was in 1858

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“Wide-open.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-open. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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