1 covering a large area or range
VERBS be, seem | become
ADV. enormously, exceptionally, extraordinarily, extremely, remarkably, unusually, very a very wide range of clothing | increasingly | fairly, quite, reasonably, relatively | sufficiently | surprisingly
2 fully open
VERBS be | fling sth, open sth, spread sth He stood up and flung wide the door to the study. Open your mouth really wide. He spread his hands wide in appeal.
ADV. extremely, really, very
PREP. with Their eyes were wide with fear.
3 not close
VERBS be | shoot | fall, land
ADV. very | just
PREP. of Her shot fell just wide of the target.
PHRASES wide of the mark (figurative) (= not accurate) Their predictions turned out to be very wide of the mark.