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.
Recent Examples on the Web An organization calling itself Utahns for Medical Freedom has filed a referendum to repeal a citywide mandate that would require people to wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings during the pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "WWII anniversary, liquor boom, tracking app: News from around our 50 states," 5 Sep. 2020 Its concentration of people affected by extreme poverty and its historically underserved communities of color led the city to create a distinctive South Phoenix Food Action Plan within its citywide Food Action Plan released last year. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, "Food innovation center at site of old Phoenix landfill will be first of its kind in Arizona," 4 Sep. 2020 Group travel -- everything from small weddings to citywide conventions -- has been wiped out. Patrick Clark,, "Facebook Campus Hotel a Bet on Comeback for Business Travel," 4 Sep. 2020 Walker specifically ruled that the Joneses may pursue their claim that Louisville Metro Police’s failure to use body cameras during the raid was part of a citywide practice that allows officers to use excessive force and cover it up. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Suit against Louisville police over 'violent' 2017 no-knock raid can proceed, judge rules," 3 Sep. 2020 The employee hired to the position will oversee citywide diversity programs and training, and identify and build partnerships with organizations and employees to foster respect for all people, city documents show. Erin Hegarty,, "Naperville City Council approves adding a diversity and inclusion manager position to city staff," 2 Sep. 2020 The agency lost three of its employees to COVID-19 earlier this year, adding to a citywide total of more than 570 deaths as of this week. Jessica Williams | Staff Writer,, "Streetcar ridership in New Orleans has plunged, and major cutbacks might be coming," 31 Aug. 2020 While Belle Isle will be closed to public visitors Monday, Mayor Mike Duggan has declared the day Detroit Memorial Day, the nation’s first citywide memorial honoring victims of the novel coronavirus. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "One mural. 900 faces: 'It didn't have to be this bad'," 29 Aug. 2020 During a special meeting Thursday night, the Provo City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of a citywide mask mandate. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Provo City Council approves masks mandate, overriding mayor’s veto," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of citywide

1870, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2020

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“Citywide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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: including or involving all parts of a city

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