city·​wide ˈsi-tē-ˌwīd How to pronounce citywide (audio)
: including or involving all parts of a city
a citywide blackout

Example Sentences

The ban on smoking in public places is citywide.
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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of citywide was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Citywide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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city·​wide ˈsit-ē-ˌwīd How to pronounce citywide (audio)
: including or involving all parts of a city
a citywide blackout
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