Definitions for: Widen

[v] become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
[v] make wider; "widen the road"
[v] make larger, of clothes; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Wid"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Widened; p. pr. & vb. n.
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

Wid"en, v. i.
To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.

Arches widen, and long aisles extend. --Pope.

Synonyms: broaden, extend, let out

Antonyms: contract, narrow, take in

See Also: alter, change, dilate, distend, flare, flare out, globalise, globalize, increase, stretch, territorialise, territorialize, vary, white-out, widen

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