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Noun: widening  wI-du-ning
  1. An increase in width
    - broadening
     
  2. A part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    - turnout [N. Amer]
     
  3. The act of making something wider
    - broadening
Verb: widen  wI-d(u)n
  1. Become broader, wider or more extensive
    "The road widened"
     
  2. Make (clothes) larger
    "widen that dress--I gained a lot of weight";
    - let out
     
  3. Make wider
    "widen the road"
     
  4. Increase in scope, range or area
    "widen the range of applications";
    - broaden, extend

Derived forms: widenings

Type of: alter, change, change of shape, growth, increase, increment, modify, part, portion, vary

Antonym: narrow, narrowing

Part of: road, route

Encyclopedia: Widening

Widen, West Virginia