An aspect ratio wider than 1:33:1 (4:3). Some people think that regular TV is "square," when it is actually 4:3. Most movies are shown in either 1.78:1 (16:9), 1.85:1, or 2.35:1. TV shows are usually shown in 1:33:1, but some are shown in 1.78:1, such as The Sopranos and ER. If the aspect ratio of the content you are watching is wider than your TV, the picture is letterboxed. Many people don't like widescreen because they think that you don't see the entire picture, which is not true. If they had a 16:9 TV or were watching it in a movie theater, they would not think so. Those people will buy the "full screen" pan & scan versions of DVDs, which actually cut off 40% of the picture.
Widescreen DVDs are better than pan & scan because you see the whole picture.
by Gangstre April 5, 2005
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Widescreen refers to any aspect ration larger than 4:3 or 1.33:1. The most common ratios are 1.66:1 (almost regular TV), 1.85:1 (Acadamey Flat) and 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Scope).
Anamorphic DVDs are in Widescreen, normal DVDs are not.
by Inspector Chan September 15, 2004
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A term used to describe your eyes after smoking too much weed. Sometimes a bad thing.
I can't go to the store right now man, I'm in fucking widescreen.
by Zinian August 19, 2009
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An aspect ratio designed to accomodate the enlarging waistline of America.
He was so fat he filled up the frame, so we had to switch to widescreen.
by Biggie Biggie Biggie October 26, 2005
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the way in which people of asian decent see.
Due to the slant of asian eyes, asians see in widescreen. figurativly, not in the litteral sence. If you don't know what i'm talking about, american child, bring your index fingers to your corners of your eye lids and give it a little pull.
by xxxscenexxx October 8, 2005
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A noun for a nicely shaped, but oversized ass on a female.
Emanuel likes widescreen, so he's gonna go look for a girl with an ass.
by Jon Ace March 9, 2006
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what asians see in, due to the slant of their eyelids. If you don't know what i'm talking about, take your index fingers and put all the coners of your eyes, Thus making your vision Widescreen!
Why can't you read that, little asian boy? oh, i understand, you read in widescreen.
by xxxscenexxx October 5, 2005
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