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wide

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wide

  1. 1 having a greater than usual measure across the river is so wide that building a bridge across it would be impractical Synonyms of wide broad, fat, thick Words Related to wide expansive, extensive, sweeping; commodious, roomy, spacious; outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous Near Antonyms of wide fine, hairlike, reedlike; elongate (or elongated), needlelike; bottleneck, close, compressed, condensed, constricted, contracted, squeezed, tight, tightened; attenuate, attenuated; small, smallish, undersized (also undersize) Antonyms of wide hairline, narrow, paper-thin, skinny, slender, slim, slim-jim, thin

  2. 2 having considerable extent a wide and detailed knowledge of the issue Synonyms of wide broad, deep, expansive, extended, far-flung, far-reaching, rangy, sweeping, extensive, wide-ranging, widespreadWords Related to wide comprehensive, general, global, inclusive; boundless, endless, infinite, limitless, unlimited; capacious, commodious, roomy, spaciousNear Antonyms of wide circumscribed, limited, restrictedAntonyms of wide narrow

Synonym Discussion of wide

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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