It is 3 metres wide. Cela fait 3 mètres de large.
how wide is ... quelle est la largeur de ...
→ How wide is the table?
How wide is the gap? Quelle est la largeur de l'espace entre les deux?
[gap, opening, doorway] large
[road, river] large
[table, bed] large
→ a desk that was almost as wide as the room
a wide road une route large
[region] vaste before n
[area] large before n
over a wide area sur une large zone
Wreckage was scattered over a wide area. Les débris étaient éparpillés sur une large zone.
[publicity, repercussions] grand (e)
→ The incident will have wide repercussions across Europe.
The case has attracted wide publicity. Le procès a suscité beaucoup d'attention de la part des médias., Le procès a suscité un grand intérêt de la part des médias.
[choice, selection] large before n
[variety] grand (e)
→ The college library had a wide variety of books.
[knowledge, understanding] vaste before n
→ She has a wide knowledge of world politics.
→ Our aim is to give the child a wider understanding of science.
a wide choice of hotels un large choix d'hôtels
a wide range of topics un large éventail de sujets
[difference, variation] grand (e)
→ Research shows a wide difference in tastes around the country.
→ There are wide variations caused by different academic program structures.
[gap] large before n
There is a wide gap between men's and women's average earnings. Il existe un large fossé entre la rémunération moyenne des hommes et des femmes.
(=making large space) grand
to open sth wide [+door, mouth, arms] ouvrir grand qch
→ Open your mouth wide.
[door, window] grand (e) ouvert (e)
The door was wide open. La porte était grande ouverte.
The windows were wide open. Les fenêtres étaient grandes ouvertes.
(=to one side)
to shoot wide
[player, soldier] tirer à côté
to go wide
[ball, bullet] passer à côté
→ The first shot went wide, the second hit its target.
to be wide open
[competition, election] être très ouvert (e)
Europe-wide transeuropéen (ne)
→ ... a Europe-wide conference on security and cooperation.
country-wide dans l'ensemble du pays
→ Country-wide, a total of 22 political parties are competing for the voters' allegiance.
n grand-angle m
wide area network
n réseau m étendu, réseau m WAN
adj complètement éveillé (e)
→ I could not relax and still felt wide awake.
→ There was a loud crack, and suddenly he was wide awake.
n (mainly British)
* mauvais garçon m friqué *
(=with eyes open wide) aux yeux écarquillés
He was wide-eyed with astonishment. Il avait les yeux écarquillés de surprise.
(=naive) naïf (-ïve)
→ a wide-eyed young American visiting Africa for the first time
wide-eyed innocence candeur f
→ He was touched by her wide-eyed innocence.
[door, mouth] grand (e) ouvert (e)
→ He sleeps with his mouth wide open.
→ He left his office door wide open.
(=including many things)
[survey] de grande envergure
[report] vaste before n
[interests] divers (e)
[repercussions, implications] vaste before n
→ This attack carried wide-ranging implications for the government.
World Wide Web
the World Wide Web le Web