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state·​wide ˈstāt-ˈwīd How to pronounce statewide (audio)
: affecting or extending throughout all parts of a state


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: throughout the state

Example Sentences

Adjective a statewide survey of voters
Recent Examples on the Web
Republicans also lost a slew of statewide races for positions that could determine the 2024 electoral college outcome. Dan Balz,, 20 Nov. 2022 Results posted by Alaska election officials Friday solidified the leads of incumbents in statewide races for governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Sean Maguire, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2022 In the major statewide races, Democratic governor Tony Evers won alongside an ideological opponent, Republican senator Ron Johnson. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 19 Nov. 2022 Then there were 10: Breaking down the remaining uncalled House and statewide races. ... Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 18 Nov. 2022 Going into Wednesday, only two statewide races remain undecided: attorney general and superintendent of public instruction. The Arizona Republic, 15 Nov. 2022 Weingart performed worse in 83.4% of the precincts than the average vote for Republicans in four statewide races used for comparison. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 14 Nov. 2022 The Washington Post reports that more than 160 election deniers were projected to win House, Senate or key statewide office races by Wednesday. Time, 10 Nov. 2022 Many officials on Tuesday’s ballots ran unopposed, and the Democratic Party did not even field candidates in a half dozen statewide races. Trisha Powell Crain |, al, 10 Nov. 2022
Grades were generally lower among districts and schools statewide. Trisha Powell Crain |, al, 18 Nov. 2022 The state legislature also has required an annual report on screening rates, to ensure that quality screening is available statewide. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 The candidates also disagreed sharply on crime with Lamont pointing to recently released statistics from the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection that show that overall crime is down statewide. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 6 Nov. 2022 The narrow results reveal that while the electorate quickly got behind Democrats running statewide, voters are perhaps more socially moderate or even more conservative than commonly believed. Samantha J. Gross,, 9 Nov. 2022 Blumenthal became the first candidate running statewide in Connecticut to garner more than 1 million votes. Lisa Hagen, Hartford Courant, 5 Nov. 2022 Democrats running statewide are heading into the final week in a strong financial position with massive leads over their Republican opponents, according to campaign finance reports filed late Friday night. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2022 The ads are running statewide in Iowa and North Carolina, as well as in specific House districts in those states and in Arizona, California, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 20 Oct. 2022 Florida’s Department of Health reported 17,438 new cases statewide for the week ending Sept. 22 and a total of 5,738 new cases in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 24 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1848, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statewide was in 1848

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“Statewide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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: including all parts of a state
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