What does Widely mean?

Definitions for Widely
ˈwaɪd liwide·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widelyadverb

    to a great degree

    "her work is widely known"

  2. wide, widelyadverb

    to or over a great extent or range; far

    "wandered wide through many lands"; "he traveled widely"

  3. widelyadverb

    so as to leave much space or distance between

    "widely separated"


  1. widelyadverb

    commonly; generally; to a great degree

  2. widelyadverb

    separated by a large distance

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Widelyadverb

    Etymology: from wide.

    Any that considers how immense the intervals of the chaos are, in proportion to the bulk of the atoms, will hardly induce himself to believe, that particles so widely disseminated could ever throng one another to a compact texture. Richard Bentley.

    Let him exercise the freedom of his reason, and his mind will be strengthned, and the light which the remote parts of truth will give to one another, will so assist his judgment, that he will seldom be widely out. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widelyadverb

    in a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far; extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the apostles

  2. Widelyadverb

    very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ widely in opinion

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Widely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1792

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Widely' in Adverbs Frequency: #160

Anagrams for Widely »

  1. dewily

  2. wieldy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Widely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Widely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Widely in a Sentence

  1. Mike Lorusso:

    The spring redetermination season wasn't that traumatic, but the next redetermination in the fall is expected to be more severe and more problematic, hedges are beginning to roll off, prices have not recovered and there is a more widely accepted realization that prices will remain lower over a longer period.

  2. Ayfer Ali:

    For this to work, people need to have a risk of infection in the community. If the virus has been temporarily cleared out, then the exercise is futile, the solution is to move to areas where the infection is being spread widely in the community – that would be countries like Brazil and Mexico at the moment.

  3. Thomas Pickering:

    Some people do need to be held to account because some of the conduct is so widely at odds with our values, but making an example out of a few people would be a disservice.

  4. Daniel Bucheli:

    We’ve come a long way since this time last year in what we know about COVID-19, with widely available testing and COVID-19 vaccines available to the public, we encourage all those attending to continue observing mitigation risk strategies and make the choice to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

  5. Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 5:

    The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

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    an impression that something might be the case
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