Definition - wide

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  1. (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes"
  2. to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"
  3. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
  4. great in degree; "won by a wide margin"
  5. not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
  6. having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"
  7. to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"
  8. broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"

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