widely

adverb wide·ly \ ˈwīd-lē \

Definition of widely

1 :over or through a wide area
  • has traveled widely
2 :to a great extent
  • departed widely from the previous edition
3 :by or among a large well-dispersed group of people
  • a widely known political figure
4 :over a broad range
  • persons with widely fluctuating incomes
  • Current Biography

Examples of widely in a Sentence

  1. Their products are widely available.

  2. a widely known political figure

  3. The books are widely read by adults as well as children.

Recent Examples of widely from the Web

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First Known Use of widely

1579



WIDELY Defined for English Language Learners

widely

adverb

Definition of widely for English Language Learners

  • : over or through a wide area : in or to many places

  • : to a great extent : a lot

  • : by a large number of people


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