Definition of 'widen'
Example sentences containing 'widen'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
For those who were still in the womb when their fathers died the gap widened to two years and ten weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cross-party group also wants league tables showing how universities and employers are widening access to those from all backgrounds. The Sun (2017)The worrying thing is that the gap is widening between what is advertised and what people get in reality," he said. Computing (2010)Despite dedication to widening access and recruitment, the civil service is largely staffed by the stereotypical CVs in its upper echelons. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The widening valuation gap makes it tough to resurrect the nuptials. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As a result there is a widening gap between supply and demand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Top universities have tried extremely hard in recent years to widen access. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The range of fraud victims eligible for criminal compensation will also be widened. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Love that casts a widening pool of light. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet opposition to the established position was beginning to be voiced in widening circles. Secrets of the Soil (1990)So my aim widens to include some understanding of my fellows. The Education of a Gardener (1994)This is despite a range of widening participation initiatives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why has the current account deficit widened so dramatically? Times, Sunday Times (2016)And this gap continues to widen over the course of regular schooling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They say their planned tax on phone landlines is to widen access to the internet. The Sun (2009)The margin where they have crossed has also widened recently. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But such a measure would have a profound effect in widening the investor pool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are bound to be clubs and other ways of widening your social circle. The Sun (2009)It is possible that another battle could be widened to include other sportsmen and women. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are also keen on widening participation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The other side of this influx of capital was a widening trade deficit and loss of competitiveness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Staffordshire has a strong reputation for widening access to higher education. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The circles widened to make space for him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So what explains the widening gap? Times, Sunday Times (2009)We need to widen the pool. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Booze also makes the tiny blood vessels in the skin widen, making the skin look flushed. The Sun (2006)But (as with houses) differences were widening. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)There is something spine-tingling and enthralling about the best public art, the kind that touches the emotions and makes the eyes widen involuntarily. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'widen'
In Common Usage. widen is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'widen'
British English: widen VERB
If you widen something or if it widens, it becomes greater in measurement from one side or edge to the other.
He had an operation last year to widen a heart artery.
Definition of widen from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Live well without sacrificing your quality of life
Now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead. Here’s how a busy family can take control of their financial future
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.