• IPA: /ˈwaɪdən/

widen (widens, present participle widening; past and past participle widened)

  1. (intransitive) To become wide or wider.
    His eyes widened as her negligee fell to the floor.
  2. (transitive) To make wide or wider.
  3. (transitive) To let out clothes to a larger size.
    She widened his trousers for him.
  4. (transitive) To broaden or extend in scope or range.
    The police widened their enquiries.
  5. (transitive, programming) To convert to a data type that can hold a larger number of distinct values.
    Antonyms: narrow
    to widen a short variable to an int variable
  • French: s’élargir
  • Italian: allargarsi
  • Russian: расширя́ться
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