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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widespread(adj)

    widely circulated or diffused

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

  2. far-flung, widespread(adj)

    distributed over a considerable extent

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


  1. widespread(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: wide + spread

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widespread(adj)

    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

How to pronounce widespread?

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How to say widespread in sign language?

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  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. Neal Kashkari:

    But that would require a breakthrough in vaccines, a breakthrough in widespread testing, a breakthrough in therapies, to give all of us confidence that it's safe to go back, i don't know when we're going to have that confidence.

  2. Gregory Koblentz:

    The widespread use of chemical weapons by Syria in particular threatens to undermine the treaty and the OPCW.

  3. Livia Firth:

    Most of the time they delegate responsibilities on factory owners so that they don't have to be in charge directly, which is what has allowed modern day slavery to be so widespread.

  4. Van Rooij:

    The laws are not going to be a force to push for a green agenda or to even deal with the widespread violation of laws that still exist, so for me, you need more than a change in law. You need political change.

  5. James Longhurst:

    If the deliberate bypassing of emission control systems is more widespread than just VW diesel sales in the U.S., then it may help explain what has been observed in measurements of air pollution in cities, at this point we don't know the exact size of the problem, but it will, without doubt, have added to the health burden. Public health has been deliberately put at risk.

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