Definition of widespread
1 : widely diffused or prevalent <widespread public interest>
2 : widely extended or spread out <low, widespread hood and fenders — Time> <a widespread erosion surface — C. B. Hitchcock>
Examples of widespread in a sentence
There is widespread public interest in the election.
Trade partners had become more widespread.
There was widespread opposition to the plan.
First Known Use of widespread
WIDESPREAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of widespread for English Language Learners
: common over a wide area or among many people
WIDESPREAD Defined for Kids
Definition of widespread for Students
1 : widely stretched out <widespread wings>
2 : widely scattered <widespread public interest>
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