In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in dimension)(belt/trousers/feet/river) ancho(gap) grande(desert/ocean) vastoit's two meters wide — tiene / mide dos metros de ancho
- how wide is it? — ¿cuánto mide / tiene de ancho?
- to get wider — ensancharse
- wide load — vehículo ancho
- she looked at me with wide eyes — me miró con los ojos muy abiertos
- All I wanted was a two column template, centered, with wide margins on each side. Kind of like this.
- The wide road linking Killipalam to Karamana is a case in point.
- The last couple of miles is an auto-pilot cruise back down the Nidderdale Way on a wide stone track with dry stone walls each side.
- Built in 1935, it has eight-foot wide verandahs on three sides of both storeys.
- The roads are still wide, though traffic density is much lower.
- The expedition also found rings of plankton organisms that measured 10 km wide.
- The group was surprised to find a strong water current flowing through a wide chasm where the road had been.
- I was getting a little too comfy with the wide roads, uninterrupted power and active phone lines of Ahmedabad.
- Elaborate apartments over a century or two old crumble either side of the wide avenue.
- The roads are mainly wide and well surfaced - just don't look over the edge!
- The finely tailored jacket featured wide lapels and side belt with turn-ups prominent on the classic cut pants.
- Even today, the post office at Node in the eastern corner of the county is not much more than a wide spot in the road.
- Hardly any of the roads at present are wide enough and one-way systems would have to be introduced, restricting parking to just one side of the road.
- The driver has a very good position behind the wheel, and it is surprisingly easy to place this long, wide car on the road.
- Walking along lines 1m wide, a measurement was taken at each 0.5m step.
- With kitchen shears or knife, cut sides toward centre in 1-inch wide strips.
- Otherwise they will not need so many one-ways even on wide roads.
- It is located in a wide basin on the road linking India with Central Asia.
- But on the plus side, my bed was so wide that you could barely see from one side to the other, due to the natural curvature of the Earth's surface.
- In the ‘town’ of Santo Antonio, the wide roads are empty but for groups of schoolchildren wandering arm in arm.
- No large buildings could be constructed on top of the tunnel itself, just on either side, so this quiet backstreet feels unnaturally wide.
- Why should the chosen few have this enormously wide road to themselves?
- He said the need for flyovers and wide roads in the City would be brought to the notice of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister.
- The roads are wide - we are zipping down a three-lane highway - and empty of traffic.
- A wide range of grape varieties is grown at least passably well, which has distracted from the question of what the district does best.
- I have a wide variety of clients, ranging from a top scientist under pressure to a teenager with eating disorders.
- After the meal, they had sat in the front room and the conversation had ranged over a wide variety of topics.
- But not by the wide margin that many pundits were predicting.
- The afternoon game was against Albuquerque, who had lost the morning game to Great Falls by a wide margin.
- The distribution of mutational effects was assumed to be gamma, which allows a wide variety of shapes.
- The colorful, long-lasting blossoms of this wide variety of mums range from one to six inches across.
- That proposition won by a wide margin overall and garnered more than half the female vote.
- Despite the wide margin separating the teams at the finish, this was a well-contested game for a period.
- If you scan the newspapers you'll probably see, week to week, a wide variety of opinions put forward.
- But at this point, political analysts expect the Conservatives to fail by a wide margin.
- It gained wide recognition among bloggers.
- Needwood Spirit has been at the top of his form in recent weeks and has gained a brace of victories at Carlisle, his latest success being achieved by a wide margin.
- There is a wide variety of plants, ranging from mosses to grasses and astute insect eaters.
- But this is to miss the point by such a wide margin that it amounts to yet another deliberate deceit.
- It can be easily molded into a wide variety of shapes, which are then fired in a kiln and transformed into solid silver.
- Chester has wide variety of eating establishments, covering a whole range of culinary areas.
- He rated the media coverage of the election campaign as providing extensive information and a wide variety of opinions.
- The discussions ranged over a wide variety of subjects, but it was the philosophy of medicine that attracted the largest numbers.
- Africa, though it's not a nation, topped the list by a wide margin.
- Just as the Bank of England has a target for inflation and has to write a letter to the chancellor if it misses it by a wide margin, the new rule seeks to establish credibility.
- It was obviously clear within the first twenty seconds, let alone five minutes, that I had lost, and by a wide margin.
- Nobody has won both Iowa and New Hampshire by such wide margins and gone on to lose the nomination.
- We have always been a wide variety of different shapes and sizes.
- Weekend breaks seldom exceed expectations by such a wide margin.
- There's a wide range of these things, set up for a wide variety of purposes.
- But the hourly fee fails by a wide margin to cover attorney's office fees.
- Gitt, incredibly, replied that his ideas have wide acceptance among scientists.
- Better to lose by a wide margin as then no one incident, or player, can be identified as the ‘reason’.
- Yes we can talk about the billions of trees planted annually around the world, and yes we can talk about how growth exceeds harvest by a wide margin.
- In restaurants and malls, however, caregiving by mothers exceeded that of fathers by a wide margin.
- Evan wasn't even sure what point Alex had been trying to get to, but he felt confident he'd missed it by a wide margin.
- The ban on what opponents call partial birth abortion is likely to pass by a wide margin when it comes up for a vote scheduled in the Senate.
- This proposal has got wide acceptance among women who came to attend the meeting.
- The practice supports a wide variety of clients across the region, ranging from small local firms to national organisations.
- In both he had not exceeded the limits by a wide time margin.
- They published a wide variety of opinions in the Economic Weekly.
- In fact conservatives hold a wide variety of opinions about such secondary formal matters.
- People literally come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and hues.
- Today a wide range of fresh varieties such as plum, cherry and vine tomatoes are readily available.
- The language papers with wide readership in rural areas have responded admirably to the hardships faced by farmers in their own way.
- Fuchsias come in wide varieties ranging from tall shrubs to very fragile greenhouse specimens.
- The application is now in daily use and is exceeding the client's performance expectations by a wide margin.
- The pub has a wide variety of customers, with ages ranging from 20 to 70 years.
- A minute later and again Eynsford breached the visitors' defence but the final shot was wide.
- Her shot was wide but Gallagher was there to pick up the loose ball.
2(in extent, range)(experience/powers/coverage) amplio(area) amplio(area) extensoa wide variety of things — una gran variedad de cosas
- we stock a wide selection of imported goods — tenemos un amplio / extenso surtido de artículos importados
- wider debate on this subject is essential — es esencial que el tema se discuta más ampliamente
- her interests are wide — tiene intereses muy diversos
- the newspaper with the widest circulation — el diario de mayor circulación
- there is wide agreement among academics that … — el consenso entre los académicos es que …
- their style of music has wide appeal — su estilo de música gusta a un público muy amplio y diverso
- in a wider sense/context — en un sentido/contexto más amplio
- fog will cover wide areas of Northern England — la niebla cubrirá extensas / amplias zonas del norte de Inglaterra
- the wide world — el ancho mundo
3(off target)(ball/shot) desviadowide of sth — lejos de algo
1(completely, fully)her mouth gaped wide — se quedó boquiabierta / con la boca abierta
- wide apart
- with your feet wide apart — con los pies bien / muy separados
- they are wide apart in age and interests — hay un abismo entre ellos en edad y en intereses
- open wide! — abra bien grande
- wide open
- you left the door wide open — dejaste la puerta abierta de par en par
- I'm going into this with my eyes wide open — sé muy bien en qué me estoy metiendo
- this would leave the city wide open to attack — esto dejaría la ciudad completamente / totalmente expuesta a un ataque
- he's laid himself wide open to criticism — él mismo se ha expuesto a que lo critiquen
- the game is wide open — el partido no está definido
- the argument remains wide open — aún no está claro quién tiene razón
2(off target)the ball went wide — la pelota se desvió
- wide of sth — lejos de algo
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