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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Widen as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 11 answers for the crossword clue 'Widen', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Widen a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Widen as an answer itself some 69 times.

Widen is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 13 September 2021 with the answer being BROADEN, we also found BROADEN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Widen', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Widen' and give you a hint.

  • Become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
  • Make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
  • Make wider; "widen the road"
  • Extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"


We found 4 anagrams for the word 'Widen'.

  • dwine
  • Edwin King of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)
  • Wendi
  • wined

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

A large quantity of written matter; "he wrote reams and reams"

5 Letters

King of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)

(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

6 Letters

Become wider; "His pupils were dilated"

Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

Continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

Bring out of a specific state

Move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

7 Letters

Become broader; "The road broadened"

Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"

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