What does the word widen mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Wideness.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make or grow wide.

Usage examples for widen

  1. " Shan't widen them to include anyone, under pressure, General. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  2. He will see that while the streets in the centre of the city are long and narrow, and have very lofty houses, beyond these the roads widen, and many of the houses are poor and mean. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  3. In a little talk which we had together, he awarded his approbation to the general view, but censured the position of Goat Island, observing that it should have been thrown farther to the right, so as to widen the American falls, and contract those of the Horseshoe. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks