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American English: /waɪd/
British English: /wʌɪd/

Translation of wide in Spanish:

adjective wider, widest

  • 1 (in dimension)
    it's two meters wide
    tiene or mide dos metros de ancho
    how wide is it?
    ¿cuánto tiene or mide de ancho?
    to get wider
    wide load
    vehículo ancho
    she looked at me with wide eyes
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (in extent, range)
    a wide variety of things
    una gran variedad de cosas
    we stock a wide selection of imported goods
    tenemos un amplio or extenso surtido de artículos importados
    wider debate on this subject is essential
    es esencial que el tema se discuta más ampliamente
    her interests are wide
    tiene intereses muy diversos
    the newspaper with the widest circulation
    el diario de mayor circulación
    there is wide agreement among academics that …
    el consenso entre los académicos es que …
    their style of music has wide appeal
    su estilo de música gusta a un público muy amplio y diverso
    in a wider sense/context
    en un sentido/contexto más amplio
    fog will cover wide areas of Northern England
    la niebla cubrirá extensas or amplias zonas del norte de Inglaterra
    the wide world
    el ancho mundo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (off target)
    wide of something
    lejos de algo
    mark1 1 5
    Example sentences
    • 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.

adverb wider, widest

  • 1 (completely, fully) her mouth gaped wide
    se quedó boquiabierta or con la boca abierta
    wide apartwith your feet wide apart
    con los pies bien or muy separados
    they are wide apart in age and interests
    hay un abismo entre ellos en edad y en intereses
    open wide!
    abra bien la boca
    abre grande [colloquial]
    wide openyou left the door wide open
    dejaste la puerta abierta de par en par
    I'm going into this with my eyes wide open
    sé muy bien en qué me estoy metiendo
    this would leave the city wide open to attack
    esto dejaría la ciudad completamente or totalmente expuesta a un ataque
    he's laid himself wide open to criticism
    él mismo se ha expuesto a que lo critiquen
    the game is wide open
    el partido no está definido
    the argument remains wide open
    el problema aún no está resuelto
    aún no está claro quién tiene razón
    see alsowide awake, → wide open
  • 2 (off target) the ball went wide
    la pelota se desvió
    wide of something
    lejos de algo
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