worldwide

1 of 2

adjective

world·​wide ˈwərl(d)-ˈwīd How to pronounce worldwide (audio)
: extended throughout or involving the entire world

worldwide

2 of 2

adverb

: throughout the world

Examples of worldwide in a Sentence

Adjective News of the attack attracted worldwide attention.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Taiwanese officials are furious after the People's Republic of China attempted to claim worldwide sympathies following a devastating earthquake. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 6 Apr. 2024 The film premiered in nearly 80 countries, and its worldwide box office revenue totals over $960 million. Aaron Boorstein, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Through analyzing the current market state, Mahalingam realized a worldwide eruption of AI and high-tech is inevitable, encouraging companies to harmonize their systems with the pace of technology. Hilary Tetenabaum, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 This year’s Song Contest is taking place in Malmö, Sweden, where 37 countries will put their best musical representatives forward in a worldwide song competition. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 The village, and the bakery in particular, were highlighted in One Direction's tour movie, 2013's One Direction: This Is Us, which saw each of the boy band members bring cameras along for a behind-the-scenes look at their lives in their hometowns before their worldwide fame. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 What this really means is that worldwide climate action is ultimately undertaken by cultures and communities everywhere, and the way people relate to it is myriad and diverse. Yishan Wong, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 Nearly 33,000 Palestinians have been killed, and Israel has faced an enormous wave of worldwide revulsion over the scope and scale of the attacks. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 The release of Blue Electric Light, slated for May 24, and its subsequent worldwide tour, kicking off in late June, marks the end of the longest hiatus of Kravitz’ illustrious career. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024
Adverb
The special release includes a live global fan premiere of the first episode, where viewers worldwide can choose their faction and interact with other fans via a live chat function. Michaela Zee, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 Half of the salmon sold worldwide comes from fish farms (in an industry called aquaculture) where they are bred specifically for human consumption. Veronica Cristino, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2024 The economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, which hobbled the lodging and travel industries worldwide and in the Bay Area, helped to torpedo the hotel development proposal. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 That is still below the $33.9 billion earned worldwide last year and $10 billion below the box office peak of $42.3 billion hit pre-pandemic. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2024 The exhibition will tour worldwide after its opening in Milan. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 Staying close to its flagship hotel in Hong Kong — and every other Peninsula worldwide — one of the first things guests will notice is the Chinese lions standing high and proud by the entrance doors. Stacey Wreathall, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2024 To gain access to email accounts belonging to 22 organizations and 500 individuals worldwide, the hackers, known as Storm-0558, stole a Microsoft cryptographic key. Dell Cameron Andrew Couts, WIRED, 6 Apr. 2024 Chan admitted the drop in funds raised was significant, but noted that the plunge in valuations was worldwide. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1821, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of worldwide was in 1821

Dictionary Entries Near worldwide

Cite this Entry

“Worldwide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worldwide. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

worldwide

adjective
world·​wide
ˈwər(-ə)l-ˈdwīd
: going all over the world
worldwide adverb
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