Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

far and wide

adverb

Definition of far and wide

  1. :  in every direction :  everywhere <searched far and wide>



Examples of far and wide in a sentence

  1. <we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of far and wide

before 12th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up far and wide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

beat divulge defame placate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ