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widely

adverb wide·ly

Simple Definition of widely

  • : over or through a wide area : in or to many places

  • : to a great extent : a lot

  • : by a large number of people

Full Definition of widely

  1. 1 :  over or through a wide area <has traveled widely>

  2. 2 :  to a great extent <departed widely from the previous edition>

  3. 3 :  by or among a large well-dispersed group of people <a widely known political figure>

  4. 4 :  over a broad range <persons with widely fluctuating incomes — Current Biography>

Examples of widely

  1. Their products are widely available.

  2. a widely known political figure

  3. The books are widely read by adults as well as children.



1579

First Known Use of widely

1579




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