city·​wide | \ ˈsi-tē-ˌwīd How to pronounce citywide (audio) \

Definition of citywide

: including or involving all parts of a city a citywide blackout

Examples of citywide in a Sentence

The ban on smoking in public places is citywide.

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In January 2017, a citywide testing system was put in place. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled," 14 Aug. 2019 In Los Angeles, a citywide Summer Night Lights program started in 2007 to promote positive activities in parks after dark is credited with reducing crime in nearby neighborhoods by 40% over three years. Lincoln Larson, The Conversation, "Can parks help cities fight crime?," 25 June 2019 The city is just beginning a citywide single-family residential design guidelines study, aimed at creating clear design guidelines for overall design, scale and proportions of new two-story homes and second-story additions and remodels. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Redwood City tries to stop developers building ‘monster homes’ for maximum profit," 27 Aug. 2019 Those disparities have remained fixed during Mr. de Blasio’s tenure, and this year’s numbers are likely to raise fresh questions about his reluctance to implement citywide integration measures. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, "City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass," 22 Aug. 2019 In June 2017, citywide tests showed that more than 10% of homes across Newark had twice the amount of lead that is considered safe according to federal law. Josiah Bates, Time, "Newark Officials Providing Bottled Water to 15,000 Homes Over Lead Contamination Concerns. Here’s What You Need to Know About the City's Water Crisis," 16 Aug. 2019 There have been street protests and a citywide strike. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage cargo flights ‘shouldn’t see any major impacts’ from Hong Kong airport protest, official says," 13 Aug. 2019 Earlier this week, airline workers participated in a citywide strike leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Amy Gunia, Time, "U.S. Raises Travel Warning for Hong Kong Due to 'Confrontational' Protests," 8 Aug. 2019 Our citywide ban on handguns, passed in 1982, was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: Chicago isn’t numb to violence. We’re marching and advocating and grieving. But if Ivanka wants to help …," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of citywide

1870, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of citywide

: including or involving all parts of a city

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