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widespread

adjective wide·spread \ˈwīd-ˈspred\

: common over a wide area or among many people

Full Definition of WIDESPREAD

1
:  widely diffused or prevalent <widespread public interest>
2
:  widely extended or spread out <low, widespread hood and fenders — Time> <a widespread erosion surface — C. B. Hitchcock>
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Examples of WIDESPREAD

  1. There is widespread public interest in the election.
  2. Trade partners had become more widespread.
  3. There was widespread opposition to the plan.

First Known Use of WIDESPREAD

1582

Rhymes with WIDESPREAD

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WIDESPREAD Defined for Kids

widespread

adjective wide·spread \ˈwīd-ˈspred\

Definition of WIDESPREAD for Kids

1
:  widely stretched out <widespread wings>
2
:  widely scattered <widespread public interest>

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