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Synonyms for wide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wide, broad(adj)

    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"

    unsubtle, full, full(a), panoptic, all-encompassing, extensive, all-inclusive, unspecific, spacious, broad(a), encompassing, broad, wide of the mark, all-embracing, across-the-board, tolerant, liberal, large-minded, wide-cut, blanket(a), wide-eyed

    constricting, meager, narrowing, thin, small, strait, accurate, marginal, slender, little, constrictive, tapering, meagerly, shut, straplike, narrowed, narrow, noncomprehensive, tapered, closed, incomprehensive, scrimpy, narrow-mouthed, bare(a), stingy, meagre

  2. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide(adj)

    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.Winner; "granted him wide powers"

    little, narrowed, narrow, constrictive, narrowing, closed, constricting, accurate, slender, tapered, meagre, bare(a), shut, meagerly, small, meager, incomprehensive, marginal, scrimpy, narrow-mouthed, straplike, thin, strait, tapering, stingy, noncomprehensive

  3. wide-eyed, wide(adj)

    (used of eyes) fully open or extended

    "stared with wide eyes"

    broad, full, extensive, panoptic, all-encompassing, simple, all-inclusive, dewy-eyed, round-eyed, spacious, encompassing, blanket(a), wide of the mark, all-embracing, across-the-board, childlike, wide-cut, wide-eyed

    scrimpy, tapering, stingy, meagre, narrow-mouthed, marginal, thin, small, straplike, bare(a), little, tapered, closed, narrowing, strait, meager, shut, narrow, constrictive, constricting, noncomprehensive, slender, incomprehensive, accurate, meagerly, narrowed

  4. broad, spacious, wide(adj)

    very large in expanse or scope

    "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"

    broad, full, full(a), panoptic, all-encompassing, extensive, roomy, all-inclusive, wide-eyed, unspecific, spacious, broad(a), encompassing, blanket(a), wide of the mark, all-embracing, across-the-board, tolerant, liberal, large-minded, wide-cut, unsubtle

    narrow, little, marginal, constrictive, meagerly, strait, scrimpy, shut, tapered, small, noncomprehensive, narrowing, constricting, meagre, narrowed, narrow-mouthed, closed, slender, meager, incomprehensive, tapering, thin, accurate, stingy, bare(a), straplike

  5. wide(adj)

    great in degree

    "won by a wide margin"

    wide-eyed, across-the-board, extensive, wide of the mark, full, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, spacious, all-embracing, panoptic, all-inclusive, wide-cut, all-encompassing

    narrowing, narrow, strait, shut, marginal, straplike, accurate, small, narrow-mouthed, closed, constricting, little, meagre, narrowed, noncomprehensive, slender, incomprehensive, thin, bare(a), scrimpy, meager, tapered, stingy, meagerly, constrictive, tapering

  6. wide, wide-cut, full(adj)

    having ample fabric

    "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt"

    good, entire, full, full(a), panoptic, all-encompassing, extensive, all-inclusive, replete(p), spacious, broad(a), encompassing, broad, wide of the mark, all-embracing, across-the-board, total, wide-cut, blanket(a), wide-eyed

    narrow, slender, straplike, small, meagre, constrictive, meager, meagerly, marginal, shut, bare(a), incomprehensive, accurate, little, narrowing, stingy, noncomprehensive, narrow-mouthed, strait, tapered, tapering, closed, constricting, scrimpy, thin, narrowed

  7. wide, wide of the mark(adverb)

    not on target

    "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"

    wide-eyed, across-the-board, extensive, wide of the mark, full, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, spacious, all-embracing, panoptic, all-inclusive, wide-cut, all-encompassing

    tapered, tapering, meager, small, narrow-mouthed, slender, strait, thin, scrimpy, meagre, constrictive, constricting, narrowing, noncomprehensive, meagerly, narrow, little, narrowed, bare(a), accurate, shut, incomprehensive, stingy, straplike, marginal, closed

  8. wide(adverb)

    with or by a broad space

    "stand with legs wide apart"; "ran wide around left end"

    widely, astray

    narrowing, stingy, meagerly, constricting, narrowed, narrow-mouthed, constrictive, accurate, meager, bare(a), small, scrimpy, incomprehensive, strait, shut, little, marginal, tapered, narrow, slender, thin, meagre, closed, noncomprehensive, straplike, tapering

  9. wide(adverb)

    to the fullest extent possible

    "open your eyes wide"; "with the throttle wide open"

    widely, astray

    incomprehensive, strait, constrictive, small, marginal, narrowing, meagerly, thin, shut, little, narrow, tapering, slender, straplike, scrimpy, stingy, tapered, constricting, accurate, narrow-mouthed, meager, closed, bare(a), meagre, narrowed, noncomprehensive

  10. wide, astray(adverb)

    far from the intended target

    "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"

    widely, astray

    shut, tapered, noncomprehensive, scrimpy, closed, narrowing, straplike, meagre, slender, constricting, incomprehensive, narrow, stingy, meager, narrow-mouthed, tapering, meagerly, marginal, little, accurate, bare(a), narrowed, constrictive, strait, small, thin

  11. wide, widely(adverb)

    to or over a great extent or range; far

    "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"

    widely, astray

    stingy, accurate, narrow-mouthed, small, narrow, narrowing, slender, scrimpy, constricting, meagre, meager, strait, noncomprehensive, meagerly, straplike, narrowed, incomprehensive, constrictive, marginal, tapered, little, closed, bare(a), tapering, shut, thin


  1. wide(noun)

    skinny, narrow, thin

  2. wide(adverb)

    Having a large physical extent from side to side.

    We walked down a wide corridor.

    thin, skinny, narrow

  3. wide(adverb)

    Large in scope.

    The inquiry had a wide remit.

    narrow, skinny, thin

  4. wide(adjective)

    Operating at the side of the playing area.

    That team needs a decent wide player.

    skinny, thin, narrow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wide

    Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.

    abundant, ample, big, broad, bulky, capacious, coarse, colossal, commodious, considerable, enormous, extensive, gigantic, grand, great, huge, immense, large, long, massive, spacious, vast

    brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wide

    broad, ample, expanded, large, extensive, spacious, distant, remote

Editors Contribution

  1. spaceful

    it is the same as spaceful

    this bottle is wide

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wide(a.)


  2. wide(a.)

    spacious, vast, large, ample, extensive, expanded

  3. wide(a.)

    remote, distant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wide(a)

    broad, extensive, vast, comprehensive

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How to use wide in a sentence?

  1. Michael Phillips:

    While we can expect to see occasional cases in parts of America, it’s highly unlikely that there would be a wide-scale outbreak, as long as you’re not mucking around where you might come up against mice and fleas, you don’t have to worry.

  2. Randolph Donovan:

    I can't stop thinking about her face, her expression, her eyes were wide open, in shock. It's something we've lived with every day since the incident.

  3. Heather Nauert:

    I know some individuals have given timelines; we're not going to provide a timeline for that, a lot of work is left to be done, certainly. We go into this eyes wide open.

  4. Elena Sokoloski:

    #DominguezMustGo, this problem isn't just about Dominguez, it's about department-wide culture that allowed this to happen for 40 years.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    The problem is, since we started off our baseline so high, as we tried to open up, you saw that there was a wide variation in how that was done.

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