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 city is using a grant to help draft a citywide plan to prevent and combat homelessness and has acquired two pieces of land — valued at $1 million — to help build a permanent shelter. Dakota Smith,, "Santa Clarita enacts new restrictions on homeless people: No sitting on sidewalks or sleeping in libraries," 27 June 2018 Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed Buffalo's citywide system of parks and parkways. Fox News, "Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record," 22 June 2018 One room, for example, contains old electromechanical equipment from an early citywide fire alarm system. Lawrence Specker,, "Stimpson: Huge effort needed to sustain city buildings," 24 Apr. 2018 New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head is withdrawing an ordinance that included a provision that would force every alcoholic beverage outlets in the city to connect security cameras to a citywide camera monitoring system. Kevin Litten,, "The N.O. ordinance requiring bars to install cameras is dead," 20 Mar. 2018 And building a citywide siren system like those in Mexico and also Japan requires infrastructure, money and time that won’t be available to U.S. cities soon. Meghan Bartels, Newsweek, "When 'The Big One' Strikes, New Earthquake Warning System Could Reduce Deaths," 13 Mar. 2018 The citywide lottery system allows families who are unhappy with their neighborhood schools to win seats at different D.C. public schools or charter schools, if there is excess capacity there. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "D.C. Public Schools leader to resign after skirting school assignment rules," 20 Feb. 2018 The situation was exacerbated by power outages citywide and ongoing fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, during which many Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. Sophia Saifi And Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Heatwave kills at least 65 in Pakistan," 22 May 2018 The City of New Orleans officially launched its citywide bike share program in December. Jennifer Larino,, "A Jazz Fest guide for bicyclists (and drivers, too!)," 26 Apr. 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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: including or involving all parts of a city

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