encompassing vs wide what difference

what is difference between encompassing and wide

English

Verb

encompassing

  1. present participle of encompass

Derived terms

  • all-encompassing


English

Etymology

From Middle English wid, wyd, from Old English wīd (wide, vast, broad, long; distant, far), from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wī- (apart, asunder, in two), from Proto-Indo-European *weye- (to drive, separate).

Cognate with Scots wyd, wid (of great extent; vast), West Frisian wiid (broad; wide), Dutch wijd (wide; large; broad), German weit (far; wide; broad), Swedish vid (wide), Icelandic víður (wide), Latin dīvidō (separate, sunder), Latin vītō (avoid, shun). Related to widow.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /waɪd/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /wɑed/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Adjective

wide (comparative wider, superlative widest)

  1. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
  2. Large in scope.
  3. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
  4. On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
    • Surely he shoots wide on the Bow-Hand.
    • 1656, Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, and Philip Massinger, The Old Law
      I was but two bows wide.
  5. (phonetics, dated) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.
  6. (Scotland, Northern England, now rare) Vast, great in extent, extensive.
  7. (obsolete) Located some distance away; distant, far. [15th–19th c.]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 81:
      Mr Hunt’s house, you know, lies wide from Harlowe-place.
    • 1654, Henry Hammond, Of Fundamentals…
      the contrary [being] so wide from the truth of Scripture and the attributes of God
  8. (obsolete) Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.
    • April 12 1549, Hugh Latimer, sixth sermon preached before King Edward VI
      It is far wide that the people have such judgments.
    • How wide is all this long pretence!
  9. (computing) Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.
    a wide character; a wide stream
  10. (Scotland, slang) Antagonistic, provocative.

Antonyms

  • narrow (regarding empty area)
  • thin (regarding occupied area)
  • skinny (sometimes offensive, regarding body width)

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • width

Translations

References

  • The Dictionary of the Scots Language

Adverb

wide (comparative wider, superlative widest)

  1. extensively
  2. completely
  3. away from or to one side of a given goal
  4. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

Derived terms

  • wide-ranging

Translations

Noun

wide (plural wides)

  1. (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side’s score

Old English

Etymology

wīd +‎ -e

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiː.de/

Adverb

wīde

  1. widely, afar, far and wide

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