Widespread (adjective)

  1. Spread over a large area.
  2. Occurring or distributed over a large area or many places.
  3. Prevalent among a large number of people.


Composed of the words "wide" and "spread", first recorded in the 16th century.


  1. The storm caused widespread damage.
  2. Widespread poverty is a major issue.
  3. The disease has a widespread effect on the population.
  4. The belief in aliens is widespread.
  5. Widespread support for the candidate ensured his election.
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