encyclopedic vs wide what difference

what is difference between encyclopedic and wide

English

Alternative forms

  • encyclopaedic
  • encyclopædic

Etymology

1824, encyclopedia +‎ -ic.

Adjective

encyclopedic (comparative more encyclopedic, superlative most encyclopedic)

  1. Of or relating to the characteristics of an encyclopedia; concerning all subjects, having comprehensive information or knowledge.
  2. (lexicography) Relating to or containing descriptive information rather than only linguistic or lexical information; about facts and concepts, and not only a word or term; including proper names, biographical and geographical information and illustrations.
    • 2001, Sidney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed, Scribner:
      [p 151] Although separate encyclopedic sections have nothing to do with the dictionary proper, there are no compelling logical reasons for condemning them.
      [p 212] Terms derived from names fall into three categories. Some, like Chomskyan, refer to a person and the work done by that person, or to a place or a person from that place (Virginian, Londoner), and should be defined only in relation to the person or place. They are essentially encyclopedic entries and, if the dictionary contains an entry for the person or place in question, could well be run on without a separate definition.
      [p 359] The difficulty of distinguishing between lexical units and items in a nomenclature is especially nettlesome in specialized dictionaries, which are by their nature more encyclopedic than general dictionaries.

Synonyms

  • encyclopedical, encyclopædical, encyclopaedical

Related terms

  • encyclopedicity
  • cycle

Translations

References

  • “encyclopedic dictionary” in R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Dictionary of Lexicography, Routledge, 1998.
  • “encyclopedic information” in R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Dictionary of Lexicography, Routledge, 1998.
  • “encyclopedic lexicography” in R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Dictionary of Lexicography, Routledge, 1998.


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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