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


a statewide survey of voters

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Not everyone likes that plan, including the UAA, UAF and UAS chancellors who want to keep the universities separately accredited and have the budget cuts distributed between them and statewide administration. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "Gov. Dunleavy and a key University of Alaska leader signed a 3-year compact. What does it mean, and what happens now?," 16 Aug. 2019 Farnan said, calculating that Hickenlooper’s outsized name recognition and statewide appeal would trounce any of the other dozen candidates, of which more than half are women. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "“A fight on his hands”: Democrats running for Senate unlikely to get out of Hickenlooper’s way," 16 Aug. 2019 The event at Coe College in Cedar Rapids will be hosted by One Iowa, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group; The Gazette, a daily in Eastern Iowa; and The Advocate, an LGBTQ magazine. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "Biden, Castro among 2020 hopefuls to attend Iowa LGBTQ forum," 15 Aug. 2019 The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has scheduled a statewide test of the Minnesota Blue Alert System at 1:10 p.m. Thursday. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Minnesota testing ‘Blue Alert’ system on Thursday afternoon," 15 Aug. 2019 During the 2018 election cycle in Arizona, individuals could contribute up to $5,100 to statewide candidates. Kyra Haas, azcentral, "Judge on short list for Arizona Supreme Court donated to Gov. Doug Ducey's election campaigns," 15 Aug. 2019 The statewide Democratic party has been criticized for enabling the current system. Rob Davis | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Oregon Democrats call for “substantial regulation” of money in state politics," 15 Aug. 2019 Warren was able to leapfrog the traditional résumé demands of statewide candidates via inadvertent boosts from both a timorous Barack Obama and the most inept Democratic Senate candidate in recent memory. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Arguing the World," 15 Aug. 2019 Alaska had its hottest July since statewide records began there in 1925. Jesus Jimenez, Dallas News, "July was Earth's hottest month ever, but Dallas-Fort Worth lucked out," 15 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

California, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee have statewide free community-college programs, with Tennessee’s model lauded as a viable path for reducing higher-education costs. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, "Maryland governor plans to sign free community college bill into law," 4 May 2018 Monthly housing inventory increased to 4.1 months statewide, according to the report. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Report: Houston area home price gains outpace Texas," 23 July 2019 Sean McLaughlin is the Executive Director at Access Humboldt, which works to promote broadband and media access locally and statewide. Sean Mclaughlin, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Consumers suffer under California broadband deregulation," 14 July 2019 Outside of wolf range, 56% wanted wolf numbers maintained or increased statewide. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wisconsin was home to at least 914 wolves last winter. How does that compare, and what's the significance?," 23 May 2019 State funding could increase that demand by about 5,000 police officers statewide. Scott Travis,, "Broward rejects arming of school employees," 11 Apr. 2018 And there were unintended consequences, such as a prison population that increased 500 percent during his tenure, to 47,000 inmates in 25 institutions statewide. Samantha Melamed,, "How Stewart Greenleaf got woke - and what his retirement means for smart-on-crime reforms," 5 Apr. 2018 In all, CalPERS payments to members statewide increased 43 percent between 2012 and 2017, the group reported. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Number of San Diego city and county pensioners collecting $100k-plus continues to climb," 22 Mar. 2018 Rain is expected to increase through the day and especially tonight statewide as a cold front moves closer to the area. Leigh Morgan,, "Weekend rain raises flooding concerns for part of Alabama," 27 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of statewide

: including all parts of a U.S. state

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not constant or steady

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