wide-spread·​ing ˈwīd-ˌspre-diŋ How to pronounce wide-spreading (audio)
: stretching or extending over a wide space or area
wide-spreading thatch roofsNat'l Geographic

Examples of wide-spreading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its thick trunk and wide-spreading branches are a stately presence in the public park in this North Shore community. Alysa Guffey, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 This plant, which can be grown as a wide-spreading shrub or trained as a single or multi-trunk tree, blooms in shades of violet, blue, or pink. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wide-spreading was in 1587

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“Wide-spreading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-spreading. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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