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Pronunciation: /waɪd/

Translation of wide in French:


  • 1 (broad) [river, opening, mouth] large; [margin] grand/-e how wide is your garden? quelle est la largeur de votre jardin? it's 30 cm wide il fait 30 cm de large the river is 1 km across at its widest le fleuve fait or atteint 1 km à son point le plus large her eyes were wide with fear ses yeux étaient agrandis par la peur
  • 3 (extensive) [variety, choice] grand/-e (before n) a wide range of opinions une grande variété d'opinions a wide range of products une vaste gamme de produits


  • to open one's eyes wide ouvrir grand les yeux to open the door/window wide ouvrir la porte/la fenêtre en grand his eyes are (set) wide apart il a les yeux très écartés his legs were wide apart il avait les jambes écartées to be wide of the mark [ball, dart] être à côté [guess] être loin de la vérité

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