measuring a large amount from side to side or edge to edge
covering or including a large range of things
a great distance from side to side
(in sport) far away from the right point
"a wide necktie"
"three feet wide"
"a river two miles broad"
"a broad river"
"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"
"granted him wide powers"
"stared with wide eyes"
"a broad lawn"
"the wide plains"
"a spacious view"
"won by a wide margin"
"the current taste for wide trousers"
"a full skirt"
"the kick was wide"
"the arrow was wide of the mark"
"a claim that was wide of the truth"
"stand with legs wide apart"
"ran wide around left end"
"open your eyes wide"
"with the throttle wide open"
"the arrow went wide of the mark"
"a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
"wandered wide through many lands"
"he traveled widely"
It is better to dwell in a corner..then with a braulinge woman in a wyde house.
出自：Bible (Coverdale): Proverbs
The train moved into wide, horizonless steppe-land.
出自： M. Moorcock
The dolphins hadn't been brought up in the big wide underwater world.
He welcomes disorder and confusion, would let them range wide over the earth.
出自： G. W. Knight
误 His eyes were wide for fear.
正 His eyes were wide with fear.
析 be wide with是固定搭配,其中介词不能用for。
误 It is a wide generalization to say that men are stronger than women.
正 It is a broad generalization to say that men are stronger than women.
析 a wide generalization是“广泛的结论”,表示这个结论的适用面广; 而a broad generalization是“笼统的结论”,表示这是一个概括性高但忽略了一些例外而得出的结论。
误 He is very awake.
正 He is wide awake.
析 be wide awake意为“十分清醒”,是固定用法。