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wide British & World English

Of great or more than average width

wide English Thesaurus

a wide river

wide ball in wide British & World English

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

wide-body British & World English

(Of a large jet airliner) having a wide fuselage

wide boy British & World English

A man involved in petty criminal activities

wide-eyed British & World English

Having one’s eyes wide open as a result of surprise, fear, etc.

wide-eyed English Thesaurus

the whole class was wide-eyed, glued to the television

wide open English Thesaurus

his eyes were wide open

double-wide British & World English

A semi-permanent mobile home consisting of two separate units connected on site

wide-angle British & World English

(Of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle

company-wide British & World English

Extending throughout a company

wide-ranging British & World English

Covering an extensive range

wide-reaching British & World English

Having important and widely applicable effects

wide receiver British & World English

An offensive player positioned away from the line, used primarily as a pass receiver

far and wide British & World English

Over a large area

World Wide Web British & World English

An information system on the Internet which allows documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another

World Wide Web New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, capitals; abbreviation WWW)

cut a wide swath British & World English

Attract a great deal of attention by trying to impress others

wide area network British & World English

A computer network in which the computers connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of more than 1 km

high, wide, and handsome British & World English

Expansive and impressive

World Wide Fund for Nature British & World English

An international organization established (as the World Wildlife Fund) in 1961 to raise funds for projects including the conservation of endangered species or of valuable habitats. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland

off the mark British & World English

A long way from an intended target

give someone/thing a wide berth British & World English

Steer a ship well clear of something while passing it

yonder British & World English

The far distance

citywide British & World English

Extending throughout a city

wideband British & World English

(Of a radio, or other device or activity involving broadcasting) having or using a wide band of frequencies or wavelengths

countrywide British & World English

Extending throughout a nation

nationwide British & World English

Throughout the whole nation

statewide British & World English

Extending throughout a particular state in the US

wideawake British & World English

A soft felt hat with a low crown and wide brim

wide-bodies in wide-body British & World English

A large jet airliner with a wide fuselage

widescreen British & World English

A cinema or television screen presenting a wide field of vision in relation to its height

widespread British & World English

Found or distributed over a large area or number of people

worldwide British & World English

Extending or reaching throughout the world

off the mark in mark1 British & World English

A long way from an intended target


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