What does widen mean?

Definitions for widen
ˈwaɪd nwiden

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word widen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. widen(verb)

    become broader or wider or more extensive

    "The road widened"

  2. let out, widen(verb)

    make (clothes) larger

    "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"

  3. widen(verb)

    make wider

    "widen the road"

  4. widen, broaden, extend(verb)

    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"


  1. widen(Verb)

    To become wide or wider.

    His eyes widened as her negligee fell to the floor.

  2. widen(Verb)

    To make wide or wider.

  3. widen(Verb)

    To let out clothes to a larger size.

    She widened his trousers for him.

  4. widen(Verb)

    To broaden or extend in scope or range.

    The police widened their enquiries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widen(verb)

    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 stocking

  2. Widen(verb)

    to grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend


  1. WiDEN

    Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network, or WiDEN, is a software upgrade developed by Motorola for its iDEN enhanced specialized mobile radio wireless telephony protocol. WiDEN allows compatible subscriber units to communicate across four 25 kHz channels combined, for up to 100 kbit/s of bandwidth. The protocol is generally considered a 2.5G wireless cellular technology.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'widen' in Verbs Frequency: #884

Anagrams for widen »

  1. wined

  2. Edwin

  3. dwine

How to pronounce widen?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say widen in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of widen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of widen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of widen in a Sentence

  1. Deb DeHaas:

    You need to widen the aperture of where you're looking.

  2. Pertamina Chief Executive Dwi Soetjipto:

    We are aware that if we don't fill this gap it will widen.

  3. Duncan Aldred:

    We just want to widen our consumer base out, there are plenty of opportunities.

  4. Torsten Hinrichs:

    Our goal is to widen the circle of shareholders, with a focus on Spain, Italy and France.

  5. Oleg Melentyev:

    Spreads in investment-grade will probably widen, but it will be relatively limited in comparison to high yield.

Images & Illustrations of widen

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  • rozšířitCzech
  • erweitern, weitenGerman
  • ensancharSpanish
  • laajentaa, laajentua, leventääFinnish
  • s’élargir, élargirFrench
  • larjigar, larjeskarIdo
  • allargere, allargarsi, allargareItalian
  • 広がる, 広める, 大きい, 広まる, 広げる, 拡張するJapanese
  • پان کردن, پان بوونKurdish
  • alargarPortuguese
  • расширяться, расшириться, расширить, расширятьRussian
  • vidga, utvidga, utökaSwedish

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