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Meaning of WIDEN

Pronunciation:  'wIdn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
  2. [v]  make wider; "widen the road"
  3. [v]  make larger, of clothes; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
  4. [v]  extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"

WIDEN is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: broaden, extend, let out
 Antonyms: contract, narrow, take in
 See Also: alter, change, dilate, distend, flare, flare out, globalise, globalize, increase, stretch, territorialise, territorialize, vary, white-out, widen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wid"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Widened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the
    width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a
  2. \Wid"en\, v. i.
    To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.
          Arches widen, and long aisles extend.    --Pope.