statewide

adjective
state·wide | \ ˈstāt-ˈwīd \

Definition of statewide 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: affecting or extending throughout all parts of a state

statewide

adverb

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

Statewide, 13 local unions have membership below 50 percent, but overall most have seen more teachers join since the law passed, said Joanne McCall, president of the statewide union. Leslie Postal, OrlandoSentinel.com, "New teachers union rules spark debate — and more dues-paying members," 12 July 2018 Expect that education will become an issue in statewide and legislative races. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Arizona elections: #RedForEd, public education issues make way onto November ballot," 12 July 2018 The next phase of the movement borne of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School is dual bus tours, statewide and nationwide. Tonya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Student activists on 'Road to Change' make Fort Lauderdale stop," 30 June 2018 The Democratic race pitted Drew Edmondson, a former attorney general and the last member of his party elected statewide, against more liberal former state legislator Connie Johnson. Author: Sean Sullivan, David Weigel, Anchorage Daily News, "Top House Democrat loses in upset; Trump extends his winning streak in GOP primaries," 27 June 2018 And ouch: The average pay for Washingtonians has increased at less than half the home-price rate, statewide. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "WSU quarterback Hilinski had CTE; travel ban upheld | Tuesday Morning Brief, June 26," 26 June 2018 All of the noise at the national level has not translated into enthusiasm in local and statewide contests. Amy Chance, sacbee, "California Influencers: What did we learn from the June primary election, and why?," 11 June 2018 Swenson said retail in small cities is likely struggling because manufacturing has suffered, both statewide and in rural Iowa. Donnelle Eller, USA TODAY, "Rural malls hit hard times, leaving shoppers adrift as more stores close," 8 June 2018 Ethan Strimling, the Democratic mayor of Portland, has already voted via absentee ballot to keep ranked-choice voting in place statewide. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Maine Voters to Rank All Candidates Rather Than Pick One," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the nation's first statewide elected official to back Trump, ahead of South Carolina's early presidential primary. NBC News, "South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Trump supporter, wins GOP runoff," 27 June 2018 As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the nation’s first statewide elected official to back Trump, ahead of South Carolina’s early presidential primary. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "S.Carolina Gov. McMaster, a Trump supporter, wins GOP runoff," 26 June 2018 McMaster, a former lieutenant governor, became the nation’s first statewide elected official to endorse Trump in January 2016. Washington Post, "Trump makes runoff election for SC governor about him, too," 26 June 2018 McMaster, a former lieutenant governor, became the nation’s first statewide elected official to endorse Trump in January 2016. Time, "President Trump Urges South Carolina to Vote for Gov. Henry McMaster," 25 June 2018 McMaster, a former lieutenant governor, became the nation's first statewide elected official to endorse Trump in January 2016. Ken Thomas And Darlene Superville, chicagotribune.com, "Trump makes runoff election for South Carolina governor about him, too," 25 June 2018 While there is much room for improvement, access to summer meals is better here than nationally or statewide, said Kathy Fisher, policy director at the coalition. Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com, "Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch," 20 June 2018 And during the 2014 election, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, was the only incumbent statewide elected official to debate his challengers at the City Club of Cleveland. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "New effort underway to create Ohio political debate commission that would help fix 'broken' system," 30 Apr. 2018 But Jones, Schubert and a team of other investigators statewide launched a renewed effort in 2016 to solve the case, and said Wednesday that persistent detective work and DNA evidence led them to DeAngelo. Sam Stanton, Benjy Egel And Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Update: East Area Rapist suspect captured after DNA match, authorities say," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of statewide

Adjective

1848, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1888, in the meaning defined above

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statewide

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: including all parts of a U.S. state

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