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In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. In other contexts, length is a measured dimension of an object. For example, it is possible to cut a length of wire shorter than the wire's width.

Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length. Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed). In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a base unit, from which other units are derived.

Wikipedia

Having a large physical extent from side to side.

"We walked down a wide corridor."

Large in scope.

"The inquiry had a wide remit."

Operating at the side of the playing area.

"That team needs a decent wide player."

On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.

"ux|en|Too bad! That was a great passing-shot, but it's wide."

Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.

Vast, great in extent, extensive.

"The wide, lifeless expanse."

Remote; distant; far.

"The hut was not wide from the sea."

"The cabin is not wide from the lake."

Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.

Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.

"a wide character; a wide stream"

extensively

"He travelled far and wide."

completely

"He was wide awake."

away from a given goal

"The arrow fell wide of the mark."

So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

• Wide (noun)

A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score

The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.

A piece of fabric of standard width.

Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.

A style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.

The length of the longest vertices in a graph.

Wiktionary

of great or more than average width

(after a measurement and in questions) from side to side

"how wide do you think this house is?"

"it measures 15 cm long by 12 cm wide"

open to the full extent

"his eyes were wide with fear"

considerable

"tax revenues have undershot Treasury projections by a wide margin"

including a great variety of people or things

"a wide range of opinion"

"his wide circle of friends"

spread among a large number of people or over a large area

"the government's desire for wider share ownership"

considering or dealing with the more general aspects of a situation, issue, etc.

"the wider implications of the dispute"

extending over the whole of

"an industry-wide trend"

at a considerable or specified distance from an intended point or target

"the ball was wide of the leg stump"

(especially in soccer) at or near the side of the field

"he played in a wide left position"

to the full extent

"his eyes opened wide"

far from a particular or intended point or target

"his final touchline conversion drifted wide"

(especially in football) at or near the side of the field

"he will play wide on the right"

• Wide (noun)

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.

Oxford Dictionary

Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.

Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.

Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.

Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.

Remote; distant; far.

Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.

On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.

Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; - opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of ē (ēve) is ĭ (ĭll); of ā (āte) is ĕ (ĕnd), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, 13-15.

Having or showing a wide difference between the highest and lowest price, amount of supply, etc.; as, a wide opening; wide prices, where the prices bid and asked differ by several points.

To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.

So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.

• Wide (noun)

That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.

• Wide (noun)

That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.

Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.

Webster Dictionary

having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other;

"a wide necktie"

"wide margins"

"three feet wide"

"across-the-board pay increases"

"an all-embracing definition"

"blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"

"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"

"granted him wide powers"

(used of eyes) fully open or extended;

"listened in round-eyed wonder"

"stared with wide eyes"

very large in expanse or scope;

"the wide plains"

"a spacious view"

"spacious skies"

great in degree;

"won by a wide margin"

great in range or scope;

"an extended vocabulary"

"surgeons with extended experience"

"extensive examples of picture writing"

"suffered extensive damage"

"a wide selection"

having ample fabric;

"the current taste for wide trousers"

"a full skirt"

not on target;

"the kick was wide"

"the arrow was wide of the mark"

"a claim that was wide of the truth"

with or by a broad space;

"stand with legs wide apart"

"ran wide around left end"

to the fullest extent possible;

"with the throttle wide open"

far from the intended target;

"the arrow went wide of the mark"

"a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"

to or over a great extent or range; far;

"wandered wide through many lands"

"he traveled widely"

an ability to understand a broad range of topics;

"a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"