city·​wide | \ˈsi-tē-ˌwīd \

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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The citywide curfew will run from 10 pm until 6 am. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Police arrest 5 in North Carolina as looters begin to capitalize on Florence chaos," 16 Sep. 2018 Much of Liberty Park is in a census tract whose median household income is barely half the citywide median. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "A 60-year-old fuel terminal could leave Boise’s Bench. Here’s what could replace it.," 11 July 2018 The restaurant owners hope the partnership eventually becomes a citywide initiative. Lizzy Alfs, USA TODAY, "Slim & Husky's: 'Pizza beeria' gives Nashville community a slice of fame," 10 July 2018 As in most cities, evaluating Chicago’s crime rate on a citywide scale is a poor measure for evaluating the safety of individual neighborhoods. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some refugees resettling in America find gun violence instead of peace," 27 June 2018 Marshall and his colleague aren’t the first to look into the citywide economic impacts of bad traffic. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Traffic Doesn’t Hurt the Economy—But We Should Still Fix It," 26 June 2018 Most church members have yet to see the statue because it was put up Monday as part of a citywide art display. Dave Collins, Courant Community, "Some Like It Not: Marilyn Monroe Statue Has Stamford Church Venting," 8 June 2018 At Large) ramped up her fundraising efforts in recent weeks and now has $63,000 for her citywide race. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "After early scare, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson outraises primary challenger," 13 Mar. 2018 City data shows the lease for P.S. 150 cost $791,509 in the 2016-17 year, or $4,255 per child, far higher than the citywide average. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Parents Petition to Stop Small Tribeca School Move," 11 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of citywide

1870, in the meaning defined above

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: including or involving all parts of a city

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