widening


widening
noun
1. the act of making something wider
Syn: ↑broadening
Ant: ↑narrowing
Derivationally related forms: ↑widen
Hypernyms: ↑change of shape
2. an increase in width
Syn: ↑broadening
Ant: ↑narrowing
Derivationally related forms: ↑widen
Hypernyms: ↑increase, ↑increment, ↑growth
3. a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
Syn: ↑turnout
Hypernyms: ↑part, ↑portion
Part Holonyms: ↑road, ↑route

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widening adjective

an ever-widening range of goods

Thesaurus: to change the width of somethingsynonym
Main entry: widen

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  • widening — index augmentation, cumulative (increasing), extension (expansion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • widening — 1. adjective /ˈwaɪdənɪŋ/ a) Of things that are growing wider. The widening gap between rich and poor creates social problems. b) Of things that are separate, with increasing separation. 2. noun /ˈwaɪdənɪŋ/ …   Wiktionary

  • Widening — Widen Wid en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Widened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Widening}.] 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • widening — adj. Widening is used with these nouns: ↑circle, ↑gap, ↑gulf …   Collocations dictionary

  • widening — išplėtimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. broadening; expansion; widening vok. Ausdehnung, f; Verbreitung, f rus. расширение, n; уширение, n pranc. expansion, f; élargissement, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • widening — išplitimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. broadening; widening vok. Verbreiterung, f rus. расширение, n; уширение, n pranc. élargissement, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • widening — išplėtimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. broadening; widening vok. Verbreiterung, f rus. расширение, n; уширение, n pranc. élargissement, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • widening — См. Bedeutungsverschiebung …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • widening — Synonyms and related words: access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, adjunct, advance, aggrandizement, ampliation, amplification, appreciation, ascent, augmentation, ballooning, bloating, boom, boost, broadening …   Moby Thesaurus

  • widening — n. broadening adj. broadening; extending, expanding wid·en || waɪdn v. expand, extend; become wide, broaden …   English contemporary dictionary


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