far and wide

variants: or less commonly far and near

Definition of far and wide

: in every direction : everywhere searched far and wide

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Synonyms & Antonyms for far and wide


all over, everyplace, everywhere, high and low, throughout



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Examples of far and wide in a Sentence

we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation

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Yes, that’s the double-digit opinion that journalist Yashar Ali espoused—in a tweet that was read far and wide—as his preferred stockpile of washcloths. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "You Probably Don’t Own Enough Towels, According to an Expert," 22 Feb. 2019 The views are breathtaking, and the spectacle is causing quite the influx of tourists from far and wide. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can See Japan’s Baby Blue Eyes Flowers on a Hill Overlooking the Pacific Ocean," 1 May 2019 Pippa Small travels far and wide to create her ethically made jewelry. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Jeweler Pippa Small’s New Collection Was Hand-Forged 4,000 Meters Up in Bolivia," 22 Oct. 2018 Dancers understand that part of the deal includes traveling far and wide, performing outdoors and exposed to the elements. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Dance in the Parks is back for 10th summer. It may be first time you've seen modern dance — so 'it has to be good'," 3 July 2018 Aside from the philanthropic angle of this partnership, Gross believes that the clothing itself is a powerful vehicle for spreading their message far and wide. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "R13 Designer Chris Leba Is Doing His Part to Help Protect American Land as President Trump Plots to Destroy It," 8 Oct. 2018 Nicole Niesner, based in Saskatchewan, didn’t expect her divorce party to become a viral sensation after photos of her celebrating with a group of friends—by wearing their wedding gowns and drinking wine—spread far and wide across the Internet. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "For Some Women, Finalizing Their Divorce Means Throwing an Actual Party," 28 Nov. 2018 Even beyond Silicon Valley, China’s tech relationships extend far and wide. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "China is making the internet less free, and US tech companies are helping," 2 Nov. 2018 While Camila Cabello's success, after her departure from the group in 2016, has been far and wide, the other members of Fifth Harmony have also struck out on their own. Radhika Menon, Teen Vogue, "Lauren Jauregui Sent Love to Fellow Fifth Harmony Member Dinah Jane About Her New Music," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of far and wide

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of far and wide was before the 12th century

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