wide-rang·​ing ˈwīd-ˌrān-jiŋ How to pronounce wide-ranging (audio)
: extensive in scope : comprehensive
wide-ranging interests

Examples of wide-ranging in a Sentence

his wide-ranging business interests and real estate holdings make him one of the most powerful men in the state
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Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wide-ranging was in 1707

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“Wide-ranging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-ranging. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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