Definitions and Examples of wide, broad
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Having a great extent from side to side; broad.
The wide river was difficult to cross without a boat.
Having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide.
The broad avenue was lined with trees and benches.
Key Differences: wide vs broad
- 1Wide describes something that has a large extent from side to side.
- 2Broad describes something that has a larger than usual distance from side to side.
- 3Arrowy describes something that is narrow or thin.
Effective Usage of wide, broad
- 1Describing Physical Characteristics: Use wide and broad to describe the size of objects or spaces.
- 2Giving Directions: Use arrowy to describe narrow paths or roads.
- 3Comparing and Contrasting: Use these antonyms to highlight differences in size or width.
The antonyms wide and broad convey a sense of spaciousness, while arrowy implies narrowness or thinness. Use these words to describe physical characteristics, give directions, and compare and contrast sizes or widths.