Widen

Definition of Widen

Wid´en
v. t.1.To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a stocking.
[imp. & p. p. Widened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Widening.]
v. i.1.To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.
Arches widen, and long aisles extend.
- Pope.

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