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División en sílabas: wide

Definición de wide en inglés:

adjetivo (wider, widest)

1Of great or more than average width: a wide road
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  • Why should the chosen few have this enormously wide road to themselves?
  • The roads are still wide, though traffic density is much lower.
  • Otherwise they will not need so many one-ways even on wide roads.
broad, extensive, spacious, vast, spread out
1.1(After a measurement and in questions) from side to side: it measures 15 cm long by 12 cm wide how wide do you think this house is?
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  • Walking along lines 1m wide, a measurement was taken at each 0.5m step.
  • Built in 1935, it has eight-foot wide verandahs on three sides of both storeys.
  • The expedition also found rings of plankton organisms that measured 10 km wide.
1.2Open to the full extent: wide eyes
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  • The boy underneath me was staring at me with wide eyes full of fear.
  • She pushed herself up into a sitting position and looked at Emily with wide eyes full of fear.
  • That's all I can say, he's got a wide grin and full cheeks, not chubby, just open.
fully open, dilated, gaping, staring, wide open
1.3Considerable: tax revenues have undershot Treasury projections by a wide margin
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  • Just as the Bank of England has a target for inflation and has to write a letter to the chancellor if it misses it by a wide margin, the new rule seeks to establish credibility.
  • But not by the wide margin that many pundits were predicting.
  • Needwood Spirit has been at the top of his form in recent weeks and has gained a brace of victories at Carlisle, his latest success being achieved by a wide margin.
2Including a great variety of people or things: a wide range of opinion
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  • The discussions ranged over a wide variety of subjects, but it was the philosophy of medicine that attracted the largest numbers.
  • Today a wide range of fresh varieties such as plum, cherry and vine tomatoes are readily available.
  • The colorful, long-lasting blossoms of this wide variety of mums range from one to six inches across.
comprehensive, broad, extensive, diverse, full, ample, large, large-scale, wide-ranging, exhaustive, general, all-inclusive
2.1Spread among a large number of people or over a large area: the business is slowly gaining wider acceptance
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  • This proposal has got wide acceptance among women who came to attend the meeting.
  • Gitt, incredibly, replied that his ideas have wide acceptance among scientists.
  • The language papers with wide readership in rural areas have responded admirably to the hardships faced by farmers in their own way.
2.2 [in combination] Extending over the whole of: an industry-wide trend
3At a considerable or specified distance from a point or mark: Bodie’s shot was inches wide
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  • Her shot was wide but Gallagher was there to pick up the loose ball.
  • A minute later and again Eynsford breached the visitors' defence but the final shot was wide.
off target, off the mark, inaccurate
3.1 Baseball (Of a pitch) outside: the ball was wide of the plate
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  • The first pitch was wide of the plate, but the umpire called it a strike.
  • It wasn't a perfect first pitch. The ball bounced just wide of the plate.
3.2 Baseball (Of a throw) to either side of a base: forced a wide throw to first
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  • Tejada made a high and wide throw to first that allowed a run to score, and Trot Nixon followed with a two-run double.
  • But then Weaver made a crucial mistake, making a wide pickoff throw to first base.
3.3(In field sports) at or near the side of the field: he played in a wide left position
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  • That this has improvement has come since he has been tucked into the centre of midfield from a wide right position may not be a coincidence.
  • He has been getting in some great positions either behind their midfield or out wide and he has been a good supply line for us recently.
  • With a wide midfielder and full-back to double up on the exposed full-back this tactic should generate the crosses needed to threaten.
4 Phonetics another term for lax1.


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1To the full extent: his eyes opened wide
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  • Flowers open wide in full sun, and with the central yellow anthers, the effect is striking.
  • There was a Chinese guy, who's bag I assume it was, taunting it by opening his mouth really wide and moving his arms up and down, but the bird was having none of it.
  • And the second thing is, Lindy walked into the room the other day and he opened his arms wide to reach out to her.
fully, to the fullest/furthest extent, as far/much as possible, all the way, completely
agape, yawning, open wide, fully open
2Far from a particular point or mark: a shot that went wide to the right
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  • On 11 minutes, the visitors thought that they had taken the lead but a cracking effort went inches wide of the target.
  • Sutton directed a free header wide of the target, and with 12 minutes left, the visitors scored a third.
  • They upped the tempo somewhat but were guilty of ballooning some bad balls wide of their intended mark.
2.1At or near the side of the field; toward the sideline: he will play wide on the right
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  • Some nice first time football leaves Ballack wide on the left, from where he strokes a cross in.
  • The ball had been switched from side to side before finally Stark was given the scoring pass wide on the right.
  • ORs hit back straight away when Tom Jones scored wide in the corner to take the home side through to the next round.


Cricket Volver al principio  
A ball that is judged to be too wide of the stumps for the batsman to play, for which an extra is awarded to the batting side.
Example sentences
  • Blignaut lost his cool immediately, the next ball swinging way down the leg side for four wides.
  • The batsmen were also helped by some wayward bowling with 61 extras, including 40 wides, being conceded.
  • Instead, the bowlers bowled a few wides and no-balls, in addition to the batsmen being lucky with a few edges.


Old English wīd 'spacious, extensive', wīde 'over a large area', of Germanic origin.


give someone/something a wide berth

see berth.

wide awake

Fully awake.
Example sentences
  • I was wide awake yet my conscious brain was refusing to accept that someone unseen was touching my face.
  • I am incensed, I am livid, I am wide awake at 3.20 in the morning Thursday writing this email.
  • At 3.30 I was still wide awake and feeling incredibly bad tempered.

wide of the mark

see off the mark at mark1.
Example sentences
  • If Uki is half asleep and throws his punches a mile wide of the mark, how can Tori possibly practise his techniques affectively and safely?
  • He threw the javelin indeed with prodigious force, but threw it wholly wide of the mark.

wide open

1Fully open: the door was wide open
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  • The wallet of the eventual buyer will also have to fall wide open.
  • Above, the ancient door of massive timber in good preservation, being wide open, I walked in.
  • The way he seemed to be squinting with his eyes wide open.
2(Of an issue or a contest) completely unresolved or unpredictable.
Example sentences
  • After recent years where one or two teams have dominated the league, it is welcoming to see a genuine three horse title race, and the surprise results that have blown the contest wide open.
  • The straw poll of parliamentary party members last week showed no clear winner emerging leaving the contest wide open.
  • The contest was wide open at the break, but the Borderers made full use of the wind in the second half to eventually seal a deserved win.
undecided, unpredictable, uncertain, unsure, in the balance, up in the air
informal anyone's/anybody's guess
3Vulnerable, especially to attack.
Example sentences
  • Once it does, his body is left wide open for an attack.
  • Once again the national media were operating off the philosophy that if a person has been involved in controversy they are wide open for attack.
  • This left my stomach and chest wide open for attack, and he lunged forward.
vulnerable to, exposed to, unprotected from, undefended from, at risk of, in danger of



Example sentences
  • In its conception, America was a furious dream, and when you are not a child of its luxuries from birth, you see that in all its wideness.
  • Hour after hour of wideness, mountain ranges and plains, terrain that doesn't so much have features as textures.
  • With regard to the wideness of the roads in Wellington, we certainly wish some were a little wider, but they do add to the character of the city.


Example sentences
  • The wicketkeeper also played his part with a superb catch as the Tasmanian swished at the widish delivery.
  • The opener fished at a widish delivery, edging it to Parthiv Patel behind the stumps.
  • But then, such is the talent level of this gifted left-hander that he can effortlessly caress a widish delivery past the ropes, and thump a lightning quick yorker to the fence!

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