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1 having a greater than usual measure across
  • the river is so wide that building a bridge across it would be impractical

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2 having considerable extent
  • a wide and detailed knowledge of the issue

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broad, wide, deep mean having horizontal extent. broad and wide apply to a surface measured or viewed from side to side. a broad avenue wide is more common when units of measurement are mentioned rugs eight feet wide or applied to unfilled space between limits. a wide doorway broad is preferred when full horizontal extent is considered. broad shoulders deep may indicate horizontal extent away from the observer or from a front or peripheral point. a deep cupboard deep woods

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The first known use of wide was before the 12th century

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“Wide.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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