state·​wide | \ ˈstāt-ˈwīd \

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

So few women have ever won statewide offices and served in the Senate (a grand total of 52) that there's not much of a model for what happens next. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "What It's Like to Lose in the Year of the Woman," 21 Dec. 2018 Texas has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1976, and has not voted for any Democrat to statewide office since 1994. Fox News, "Video from 2011 creates headaches for Sinema," 12 Oct. 2018 After Monday’s inauguration, Democrats comprise Illinois’ entire statewide slate. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois," 14 Jan. 2019 But Newsom is the clear favorite in November's statewide contest, given California's overwhelmingly liberal electorate. Gregg Re, Fox News, "California's key primaries: Trump-backed John Cox outpaces Villaraigosa for governor, Feinstein takes top spot in Senate contest," 2 Oct. 2018 As the state continues to respond to the ongoing burning and the devastating fallout, organizations statewide (including the Red Cross, which is working with the Butte County Public Health Department) can use donations and support. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "A Norovirus Outbreak Spreads Among California Wildfire Shelters," 19 Nov. 2018 So did other statewide GOP officials, including the state’s attorney general. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The latest Obamacare ruling is part of a larger conservative attack on democracy," 15 Dec. 2018 The Massachusetts vote marked the first time transgender rights were on a statewide ballot. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Question 3 Passes in Massachusetts, Keeping Protections for Transgender People," 7 Nov. 2018 First elected in 2009, Mr. Evers is the only candidate who has appeared before on a statewide ballot. WSJ, "Wisconsin Democrats Crowd Race to Challenge GOP Gov. Scott Walker," 14 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

In 2016 state data, the most recent year available, only 1% of 179,000 teachers and principals statewide were rated as ineffective, and 3% were developing. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "New York Lawmakers Pass Bill to Drop Student Test Scores From Teacher Reviews," 23 Jan. 2019 All after-school activities statewide are canceled for the rest of the week. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5, heads toward Hawaii," 22 Aug. 2018 TENNIS Three Houston area juniors were honored at the Texas Slam statewide tournament held in Abilene this month. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 22-24," 20 June 2018 Still to be released are the final transfer numbers statewide. Eric Sondheimer,, "Final Southern Section transfer number for 2017-18: 7,289," 13 June 2018 In California, confirmed cases of substandard care at nursing homes statewide increased by 31 percent from 2006 to 2015, according to the audit. Anna Gorman, Washington Post, "Weak Oversight Blamed For Poor Care At California Nursing Homes Going Unchecked," 4 May 2018 According to a report issued last year by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, only 18.7 percent of African-American and Hispanic students statewide graduated on time with four-year degrees. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Indiana lawmakers hear ideas on boosting 'troubling' minority college graduation rates," 19 Apr. 2018 But Stewart is likely to put the seat further out of reach for Republicans, extending a losing streak for a party that has not won statewide since 2009. Washington Post, "With Corey Stewart atop the ticket, Virginia Republicans are in turmoil," 2 July 2018 Winning statewide, however, is a much taller order. Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, "Trump fuels anger, enthusiasm at Texas Democratic Convention," 20 June 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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