from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become wide or wider.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become wide or wider.
- v. To make wide or wider.
- v. To let out clothes to a larger size.
- v. To broaden or extend in scope or range.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the width of
- intransitive v. To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make wide or wider; extend in breadth; expand: as, to widen a street.
- To throw open.
- In knitting, to make larger by increasing the number of stitches: opposed to narrow.
- To grow wide or wider; enlarge; extend itself; expand; broaden.
- In knitting, to increase the number of stitches: as, to widen at the third row.
- Widely; wide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. extend in scope or range or area
- v. make (clothes) larger
- v. make wider
- v. become broader or wider or more extensive
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