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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"

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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. Simon Clarke:

    While cholera vaccines have been available for quite some time, most need to be injected, offer only limited and brief protection and can cause side effects, developing new, safe, longer-lasting vaccines which can be widely and easily administered is therefore vital ... (and) this vaccine could be a powerful weapon.

  2. Pope Francis:

    The first, which is widely considered 'the first genocide of the twentieth century,' struck your own Armenian people.

  3. Ashish Jha:

    Once we have a vaccine that's effective and widely deployed, we can bring the pandemic to an end, until that time, we are going to continue to have to confront and deal with the virus.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.

  5. Aida Manduley:

    A huge reason reactions vary so widely among survivors is because trauma itself interacts with our biologies, histories and social contexts to create a variety of reactions, also, not all survivors of violence are at the same stage of healing or even processing what happened to them.

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