Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
to become wider
to pull something to make it longer or wider
if a path or passage opens out, it becomes wider at the end
to become or make something narrower
if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider
an object that collapses can be folded or separated into parts, so that it takes up less space
to become longer or wider by pulling
to make something wider
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
Word of the Day
a Scottish musical instrument consisting of a bag with several pipes sticking out of it. You play...
a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of to change the width of something from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.