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Definitions for widespread
ˈwaɪdˈsprɛdwide·spread

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widespreadadjective

    widely circulated or diffused

    "a widespread doctrine"; "widespread fear of nuclear war"

  2. far-flung, widespreadadjective

    distributed over a considerable extent

    "far-flung trading operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges"; "widespread nuclear fallout"

Wiktionary

  1. widespreadadjective

    Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent.

    Etymology: wide + spread

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widespreadadjective

    spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'widespread' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3039

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'widespread' in Adjectives Frequency: #416

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of widespread in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of widespread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of widespread in a Sentence

  1. Mary Jackson:

    Even 150 miles inland, we had 80 mile-an-hour winds, days without power, widespread devastation and months of clean up.

  2. Dan Gainor:

    Media Research Center's easy to forget now, but Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier were among the first black actors who gained widespread acceptance, to many, he's still Alexander Scott from ‘ I Spy ’, Dr. Cliff Huxtable or the voice of Fat Albert. These charges will follow him to the grave, but that doesn't mean people won't watch him.

  3. Samantha Meltzer-Brody:

    Most people in the world have access to a telephone, this study, while small, suggests that peer phone counseling could be a very effective, widespread public health intervention.

  4. Paul Singer:

    And I think if he actually stuck to those policies and gets elected president, it's close to a guarantee of a global depression, widespread global depression.

  5. Tom Graziano:

    The good news is that once the ongoing river flooding recedes, the risk for additional widespread major flooding is low across the country for the remainder of the spring, because of a mild winter and little snow accumulation, the western half of the country, the Upper Midwest, the Middle Atlantic and Northeast all have a low risk of river flooding, which is typically enhanced by snow melt.

Images & Illustrations of widespread

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