- Spread over a large area.
- Occurring or distributed over a large area or many places.
- Prevalent among a large number of people.
Composed of the words "wide" and "spread", first recorded in the 16th century.
- The storm caused widespread damage.
- Widespread poverty is a major issue.
- The disease has a widespread effect on the population.
- The belief in aliens is widespread.
- Widespread support for the candidate ensured his election.