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widened, past participle; widens, 3rd person singular present; widening, present participle; widened, past tense;
  1. Make or become wider
    • - the incentive to dredge and widen the river
    • - his grin widened
    • - the lane widened out into a small clearing

  1. become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
  2. let out: make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
  3. make wider; "widen the road"
  4. 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"
  5. (widening) an increase in width
  6. (widening) turnout: a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
  7. (widening) the act of making something wider
  8. Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network, or WiDEN, is a software upgrade developed by Motorola for its iDEN enhanced specialized mobile radio (or ESMR) wireless telephony protocol. ...
  9. Widen is a municipality in the district of Bremgarten in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.
  10. (Widening) Semantic change, also known as semantic shift or semantic progression describes the evolution of word usage — usually to the point that the modern meaning is radically different from the original usage. ...
  11. To become wide or wider; To make wide or wider; To let out clothes to a larger size; To broaden or extend in scope or range
  12. (widening) The action of the verb widen; Of things that are growing wider; Of things that are separate, with increasing separation
  13. Widening is removing any restriction (q.v.) on the current buffer; it is the opposite of narrowing (q.v.). See section Narrowing.
  14. (Widening) Is a term often used in hedging or risk management activities. It refers to an increased spread or price differential between the underlying cash market and the futures market. It can also refer to the differences between two futures contract delivery months or two forward delivery dates.
  15. The red part of the lip is revealed more or wider than usual (opposite of narrow).