from one side to the other
measuring a lot from one side to the other
a wide river
Sam has a wide mouth.
a jacket with wide lapels
Her face broke into a wide grin .
measuring a particular distance from one side to the other
How wide is that stream?
It's about 2 metres wide.
The road was just wide enough for two vehicles to pass.
including a large number or variety of different people or things; covering a large area
一系列品种繁多的 / 大量可供选择的 / 各种各样的货品
a wide range/choice/variety of goods
Her music appeals to a wide audience.
Jenny has a wide circle of friends.
a manager with wide experience of industry
It's the best job in the whole wide world .
The incident has received wide coverage in the press.
The festival attracts people from a wide area.
There are wide variations in prices.
only used in the comparative and superlative
general; not only looking at details
the wider aims of the project
We are talking about education in its widest sense .
She stared at him with wide eyes.
far from the point aimed at
Her shot was wide (of the target).
in adjectives and adverbs
happening or existing in the whole of a country, etc.
a nationwide search
We need to act on a Europe-wide scale.
to not go too near sb/sth; to avoid sb/sth
He gave the dog a wide berth.
Their predictions turned out to be wide of the mark.
as far or fully as possible
The door was wide open .
The championship is still wide open (= anyone could win) .
She had a fear of wide-open spaces .
He stood with his legs wide apart .
In a few seconds she was wide awake .
Open your mouth wide .
to consider a lot of different people, activities, possibilities, etc. when you are looking for sth
over a large area
They searched far and wide for the missing child.
a ball that has been bowled (= thrown) where the batsman or batter cannot reach it
These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns.
Wide is the word most commonly used to talk about something that measures a long distance from one side to the other. Broad is more often used to talk about parts of the body. (Although wide can be used with mouth .)
It is used in more formal or written language to describe the features of the countryside, etc.
a broad river
a broad stretch of meadowland
Both wide and broad can be used to describe something that includes a large variety of different people or things.
a wide/broad range of products
Broad , but not wide , can be used to mean ‘general’ or ‘not detailed’.
All of us are in broad agreement on this matter.
not on target
- the kick was wide
- the arrow was wide of the mark
- a claim that was wide of the truth
近义词: wide of the mark
having ample fabric
- the current taste for wide trousers
- a full skirt
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.Winne
- granted him wide powers
very large in expanse or scope
- a broad lawn
- the wide plains
- a spacious view
- spacious skies
(used of eyes) fully open or extended
- stared with wide eyes
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
great in degree
- won by a wide margin
to or over a great extent or range;far
- wandered wide through many lands
- he traveled widely
with or by a broad space
- stand with legs wide apart
- ran wide around left end
far from the intended target
- the arrow went wide of the mark
- a bullet went astray and killed a bystander
to the fullest extent possible
- open your eyes wide
- with the throttle wide open