state·​wide | \ ˈstāt-ˈwīd How to pronounce statewide (audio) \

Definition of statewide

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: affecting or extending throughout all parts of a state



Definition of statewide (Entry 2 of 2)

: throughout the state

Examples of statewide in a Sentence

Adjective a statewide survey of voters
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Reynolds is the only Midwest governor to issue a statewide order requiring in-person instruction, with all other states in the region leaving decisions to local school districts. Scott Mcfetridge, Anchorage Daily News, "Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return," 20 Sep. 2020 The governor faced criticism for not issuing a statewide stay-at-home order earlier than April 3, when Parson announced it. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Top elections analyst says Democrat's chances in Missouri governor's race are improving," 17 Sep. 2020 And 1994 was the last time a Democrat won any statewide race. Alex Briseno, Dallas News, "‘Texas is going to be red forever,’ GOP leader says in rallying crowd at ‘MAGA Meetup’," 16 Sep. 2020 In Texas, where the governor issued a statewide mask order, the police department in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie has not cited anyone at all. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Many face mask mandates go unenforced as police feel political, economic pressure," 16 Sep. 2020 Wolf has since lifted many of the restrictions, allowing businesses to reopen and canceling a statewide stay-at-home order. Fox News, "Pennsylvania coronavirus restrictions deemed unconstitutional, federal judge rules," 14 Sep. 2020 While localities such as cities and counties can opt to put mask mandates in place, the only statewide order is for K-12 schools. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jimmy Kimmel tweets that a Utah anti-masker is the ‘dumbest person on Earth’," 14 Sep. 2020 Ultimately, DeWine's attorneys advised him that his administration can't exempt one city from the statewide order closing bars early. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, "Ohio Gov. DeWine: 'We cannot legally cut Cincinnati out' of early bar closures," 10 Sep. 2020 One statewide race — the Ohio Supreme Court race between Republican Pat Fischer and Democrat John O’Donnell in 2016 was a nail-biter. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Preparing for possibly unclear result, Ohio will report the number of outstanding mail ballots on election night," 8 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Meanwhile, the Ohio Department of Health reported an additional 762 cases of the coronavirus statewide on Sunday, with three additional deaths. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cleveland confirms 12 more cases of the coronavirus, no new deaths: Sunday update," 21 Sep. 2020 Officials also reported 139 new deaths statewide, bringing the total to 14,582. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for Sept. 16," 16 Sep. 2020 On Sunday, 99 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska statewide, nearly all in residents, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 data dashboard. Anchorage Daily News, "Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 99 new cases reported Sunday, no new deaths," 6 Sep. 2020 Apparel and accessory stores suffered declines of more than 70% in each of the three South Florida counties — more than the 66.8% decline reported statewide. Ron Hurtibise,, "When we shut down: How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business," 6 Sep. 2020 With 296 new coronavirus cases reported statewide on Tuesday, Utah’s rate of new diagnoses declined slightly, staying under the governor’s target of fewer than 400 cases per day. Erin Alberty, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah reports five new school outbreaks of coronavirus on Tuesday, but overall cases are down," 1 Sep. 2020 One of the deadliest days yet during the virus outbreak pushed the number of deaths statewide to 199, an increase of 71% this month alone. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Quarantine security, fireworks secret, strike teams: News from around our 50 states," 28 Aug. 2020 To date, 569,637 COVID-19 infections have been reported statewide. . Paola Pérez,, "Florida reports 204 new coronavirus deaths, pushing resident toll to 9,345," 15 Aug. 2020 Many counties and municipalities have issued orders, and Gov. Tony Evers has faced pressure to issue one because of the rising number of cases statewide. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What do you think about a Wisconsin mask mandate? Tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin your thoughts.," 28 July 2020

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First Known Use of statewide


1848, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2020

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“Statewide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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: including all parts of a U.S. state

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