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The Collaborative Dictionary

Widespread \Wide"spread`\, a. Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

widespread adj
1 widely circulated or diffused; "a widespread doctrine"; "widespread fear of nuclear war"
2 distributed over a considerable extent; "far-flung trading operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges"; "widespread nuclear fallout" [syn: far-flung]



wide + spread


  1. Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent.



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