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WIDENING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does widening mean? 

WIDENING (noun)
  The noun WIDENING has 3 senses:

1. an increase in width
2. a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
3. the act of making something wider

  Familiarity information: WIDENING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIDENING (noun)


Sense 1widening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increase in width

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

widening; broadening

Hypernyms ("widening" is a kind of...):

growth; increase; increment (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important)

Antonym:

narrowing (a decrease in width)


Sense 2widening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

turnout; widening

Hypernyms ("widening" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Holonyms ("widening" is a part of...):

road; route (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)


Sense 3widening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making something wider

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

broadening; widening

Hypernyms ("widening" is a kind of...):

change of shape (an action that changes the shape of something)

Antonym:

narrowing (the act of making something narrower)


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