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01. The new couch we just bought is too [wide] to get through the front door.
02. It is [widely] believed that the President's death was not an accident.
03. I'm not sure if this table is [wide] enough to put my computer on.
04. He opened his arms [wide] to show us the size of the fish that got away.
05. The crevasse was [wider] than I thought, and I almost fell in when I jumped over it.
06. We had to cross the river at its [widest] part because that was where the water was the calmest.
07. New York City offers visitors a [wide] range of choices of things to do and to see.
08. There is a Yiddish proverb which states that the heart is small, yet it embraces the whole [wide] world.
09. Samuel Goldwyn once remarked that a [wide] screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
10. One hundred and sixty cars can drive side by side on the world's [widest] road, which is in Brazil.
11. A bald eagle's nest can be 12 feet deep, and 9 feet [wide].
12. A hippopotamus can open its mouth [wide] enough to take in a 4-foot-tall child.
13. A snake is capable of eating an animal four times larger than the [width] of its own head.
14. Cyclists should always ride about a door's [width] from parked cars.
15. Vietnam is a long country, [wide] at both ends, and very narrow in the middle.
16. Africa is now [widely] recognized as the birthplace of the human species.

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  • Wide — (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable distance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide — [wīd] adj. wider, widest [ME < OE wid, akin to Ger weit < IE * wi itos, lit., gone apart (< bases * wi , apart + * ei , to go) > L vitare, lit., to go away from, avoid] 1. extending over a large area; esp., extending over a larger… …   English World dictionary

  • wide — ► ADJECTIVE (wider, widest) 1) of great or more than average width. 2) (after a measurement and in questions) from side to side. 3) open to the full extent. 4) including a great variety of people or things. 5) spread among a large number or over… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wide — Wide, n. 1. That which is wide; wide space; width; extent. The waste wide of that abyss. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WIDE-LP — (99.1 FM), known on air as Soul Wide or City Wide , is a non profit low power FM radio station in Madison, Wisconsin. External links*FMQ|WIDE LP *LPL|WIDE *FMARB|WIDE …   Wikipedia

  • wide — rather than widely is used in a number of fixed expressions such as wide apart, wide awake, and wide open, as an element in the word widespread, and in the phrases hit (or shoot) wide and open one s eyes wide …   Modern English usage

  • WIDE — bezeichnet das: WIDE Projekt WIDE Netzwerk Women in Development Europe ist ein Zusammenschluss entwicklungspolitischer NROs in Österreich Wide ist der Familienname von: Edvin Wide (1896–1996), schwedischer Leichtathlet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WIDE — may refer to:*WIDE LP, a radio station (99.1 FM) licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, United States *Wide angle Infinity Display Equipment *WIDE Project (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) *Women in Development Europe …   Wikipedia

  • Wide — Wide, adv. [As. w[imac]de.] 1. To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide. [1913 Webster] [I] went wyde in this world, wonders to hear. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. So as to leave or have a great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wide — O.E. wid, from P.Gmc. *widas (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. wid, O.N. viðr, Du. wijd, O.H.G. wit, Ger. weit), perhaps from PIE *wi ito , from root *wi apart, away. Wide open unguarded, exposed to attack (1915) originally was in boxing, etc. Wide awake ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • wide — [adj1] expansive, roomy advanced, allinclusive, ample, baggy, broad, capacious, catholic, commodious, comprehensive, deep, dilated, distended, encyclopedic, expanded, extensive, far ranging, far reaching, full, general, immense, inclusive, large …   New thesaurus