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Wide – extending a great distance from one side to the other : not narrow. Sarah’s room has great wide windows, there’s always a lot of light
Tall – greater in height than the average person, building, etc. Paul is not very tall for his age
High – rising or extending upward a great distance.
Ex: “The Alps are very high mountains” We use “tall” for people and “high” for objects and things.
Ex: “The sea is very deep here, so you can see a lot of different types of fish”
Ex: “The children were playing in the shallow end of the beach”
Length – the distance from one end of something to the other end : a measurement of how long something is.
Ex: “Measure the length of the wall, then we’ll know how much paper we need”
Lengthen – to become longer.
Ex: “You must try to lengthen my dress, it’s too short”
Shorten – to become shorter.
Ex: “If you take that road, it’ll shorten your journey”
Width – the distance from one side of something to the other side : a measurement of how wide something is.
Ex: “The width of the classroom allowed for 10 chairs and tables”
Widening – to become wide or wider
Ex: “The hole in Tom’s shorts is widening, soon it’ll be huge”
Broaden – to make (something) wider or more general.
Ex: “Travel broadens the mind”
Broad-minded – willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own.
Ex: “Broad-minded people are open people, they like to experience new things and meet new people”
Height – a measurement of how tall a person or thing is : the distance from the bottom to the top of a person or thing.
Ex: “The height of that shelf is two metres”
Lower – located below another or others of the same kind.
Ex: “Could you lower your prices? It’s a bit expensive”
Depth – a distance below a surface.
Ex: “The depth of the Amazon river is over 20 metres”
Stretch – to continue for a specified distance: to extend over an area.
Ex: “The road stretches all the way down the hill”
Spreading – to become larger or to affect a larger area : to move into more places.
Ex: “The city is growing very fast and spreading all over the mountain”
Shrink – to make (something) smaller in amount, size, or value.
Ex: “The forest is shrinking due to deforestation”