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widely

adverb wide·ly

: 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
:  over or through a wide area <has traveled widely>
2
:  to a great extent <departed widely from the previous edition>
3
:  by or among a large well-dispersed group of people <a widely known political figure>
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.

First Known Use of WIDELY

1579

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