citywide

adjective

city·​wide ˈsi-tē-ˌwīd How to pronounce citywide (audio)
: 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 The two-page policy lays out a broad process as follows: Council members must submit an annual appropriation request for review by the city’s Finance Dept. and the city manager during the citywide budget process. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 The citywide property transfer tax took effect last year to fund affordable housing and has drawn the ire of the real estate industry. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Beyond the subway system, citywide incident rates of crimes like murder, rape, grand larceny, and burglary have all decreased in the last two years, according to NYPD reports. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2024 Gao Jing / Xinhua News Agency via Getty Ima This citywide upheaval has not been without its critics. Keir Simmons, NBC News, 27 Mar. 2024 Since its founding five years ago, the citywide tenants union has grown to become an influential and effective force in local politics. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 The mayor’s announcement about the funding for high-impact tutoring — a specific kind of academic help that consists of frequent, small-group sessions — came at a citywide summit on the topic. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 The Grove home was later drawn into District 3 as part of a citywide plan to change the voting map in 2022 — a decision that is also mired in long-running litigation. Joey Flechas, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024 Reports of burglaries this year had dropped by 47% citywide through March 10 compared to the same period of time in 2023, per data provided by the Oakland Police Department. Shomik Mukherjee, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024

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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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“Citywide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citywide. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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citywide

adjective
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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