What does widen mean?

Definitions for widen
ˈwaɪd nwiden

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

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How to say widen in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Based on the names and country profiles, it should seem they are offering you the same exposure, but they track different indices, their country exposure is going to be different, and that exposure difference helps explain why they perform differently. So far, the discrepancy has helped The Vanguard fund, Todd Rosenbluth said, although both funds have taken a hit since the end of June, when the Shanghai Composite Index started falling. Since then, The Vanguard fund has lost 11.65 percent, while the iShares fund has fallen 12.45 percent. Year to date, The Vanguard fund is down 6.97 percent, and the iShares fund is down 8.89 percent. Chinese shares have been falling on fears that the nation's economy may slow well beyond the 7 percent growth rate that analysts had earlier suggested would be a bottom for that market. China has moved to weaken its currency to bolster its economy and share prices. The difference between the two funds is expected to widen because the two different indexes they follow will be treating Chinese stocks differently. FTSE, the Financial Times Stock Exchange, plans to begin adding onshore Chinese equities, known as A-shares, to its broad emerging markets indexes, which Vanguard follows. The Vanguard benchmark, the FTSE Emerging Index, now has approximately 26 percent exposure to China, according to the mutual fund company. In June, Vanguard said it would begin shifting to a new FTSE index later this year. The new index will have a 29 percent exposure to China, including a 5.6 percent exposure to A-shares. MSCI Inc, however, said in June that it was not ready to include the A-shares in its two emerging market indexes.

  2. Ava DuVernay:

    The Academy has no power over Hollywood. We have nothing to do with hiring, what we can do, however, is to get them to widen their normal stream of thought.

  3. Harvey Fineberg:

    That's the brilliance of Kelvin Droegemeier, to elicit this kind of input and turn to the academics in the first place, they're genuinely trying to widen their aperture for advice, and I think so far it's working.

  4. David Joy:

    European stocks are likely to open sharply lower, as will bund yields and Treasury yields. Credit spreads will widen, the dollar will strengthen along with gold.

  5. Henry Peabody:

    The challenge today is that when (bond) credit spreads widen, they do so quickly, you have to be ready to jump on it.

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Translations for 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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