What does widely mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term widely:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. widely(adverb)

    to a great degree

    "her work is widely known"

  2. wide, widely(adverb)

    to or over a great extent or range; far

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

  3. widely(adverb)

    so as to leave much space or distance between

    "widely separated"


  1. widely(Adverb)

    commonly; generally; to a great degree

  2. widely(Adverb)

    separated by a large distance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widely(adverb)

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

  2. Widely(adverb)

    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, wieldy

How to pronounce widely?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say widely in sign language?

  1. widely


  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. Supreme Court:

    Semiautomatic rifles are widely possessed.

  2. The Fed:

    Tight labor markets were widely noted in most districts.

  3. William Gibson:

    The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.

  4. Joel Baden:

    They made it widely known that they were buying everything.

  5. Jonathan Pryke:

    (He is) widely respected and a noted critic of dodgy deals.

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