Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being wide.
  • n. Large extent or expanse; breadth, broadness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being wide; breadth; width; great extent from side to side.
  • n. Large extent in all directions; broadness; greatness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being wide; breadth; width.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unusual largeness in size or extent or number
  • n. the property of being wide; having great width

Etymologies

wide +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The instruments are an integrated part of this scenario while the cross-section handlebar indicates how their wideness is the key to handling this type of ride.

    Top Speed

  • My clearest impression was one of amazement at the size of everything: the wideness of the streets, the size of the homes, the manicured lawns, the sheer number of cars and people and freeways.

    Khaled Hosseini - An interview with author

  • This means attending to them in prayer and lifting them to the Lord, the wideness of whose mercy makes a mockery of physical distance.â¨â¨

    Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson: A Prayer For Japan

  • This means attending to them in prayer and lifting them to the Lord, the wideness of whose mercy makes a mockery of physical distance.

    Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson: A Prayer For Japan

  • Wherefore, probably, he practiced his iron inhibition and preached it to others, and preferred women of his own type, who could shake free of this bestial and regrettable ancestral line and by discipline and control emphasize the wideness of the gulf that separated them from what their dim forbears had been.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • Wherefore, probably, he practised his iron inhibition and preached it to others, and preferred women of his own type, who could shake free of this bestial and regrettable ancestral line and by discipline and control emphasize the wideness of the gulf that separated them from what their dim forbears had been.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • A fairly well-read man himself, for a sea-adventurer, he glimpsed a wideness of range and catholicity of taste that were beyond him.

    A LITTLE ACCOUNTWITH SWITHIN HALL

  • But it does demand that the question be opened so the traditional interpretations of those texts can be reconsidered -- alongside the other often-marginalized texts that argue for a wideness in God's mercy and a compassion in God's justice.

    Brian D. McLaren: Will 'Love Wins' Win? We're Early In The First Inning ...

  • There is a wideness in the analog sound, which is, in some ways, clumsy.

    Mike Ragogna: Rough & Tumble, Stick & Stones, Moon Hotels & More: Conversations with John Waite, Jason Reeves, and Tom Moon, Plus Friday's Free George Harrison Concert

  • The typical teardrop is basic, just a bed and a little galley (kitchen) area, and this one is no exception, except for the extra-wideness of it and the spoke tires, apparently a sign of hot-rodness incarnate (and to be honest, not a selling point for me, though I get many admiring remarks - about the trailer - from certain kinds of men at gas stations, probably for that reason particularly).

    Travels and Travails

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