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November 30, 2012 - Word of the Day

wide

 

The opposite of narrow is wide. Look at the two shapes below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

narrow
wide

The shape on the left is narrow. The shape on the right is wide.

  • The branches of this tree cover a wide area.
wide tree
  • This waterfall is very wide.
waterfall
  • A wide broom makes cleaning up easier.
broom
  • This truck makes wide turns.
truck
  • People can travel far and wide thanks to modern aircraft.

 

airplane

 

This word become a verb with an "en" ending:

simple
past
past participle
widen
widened
widened
  • The state widened the highway.
  • The highway was widened to allow more traffic through the city. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
  • The political party widened its appeal in order to attract more support from voters.
  • We need to widen our garden next year so that we can grow more tomatoes.

 

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