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Definition of "widely" []

  • Having a great extent from side to side (adjective)
  • Of vast size or scope; spacious or extensive (adjective)
  • Having a specified extent, esp from side to side (adjective)
  • Covering or extending throughout (adjective)
  • Distant or remote from the desired point, mark, etc (adjective)
  • (of eyes) opened fully (adjective)
  • Loose, full, or roomy (adjective)
  • Exhibiting a considerable spread, as between certain limits (adjective)
  • Over an extensive area (adverb)
  • To the full extent (adverb)
  • Far from the desired point, mark, etc (adverb)
  • (in cricket) a bowled ball that is outside the batsman's reach and scores a run for the batting side (noun)
  • A wide space or extent (noun)
  • Commonly; generally; to a great degree (adverb)

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  • Separated by a large distance (adverb)

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Use "widely" in a sentence
  • "Power brokers - a term widely used in Afghanistan - refer to Afghans who leverage their political and business connections to advance their own interests."
  • "Suggesting that he neither expects, nor wants, unchecked sway over the city council, Mr. Emanuel said it "can't be a rubber stamp"—a term widely associated with the Daley style of governance."
  • "Power brokers - a term widely used in Afghanistan - refers to Afghans who leverage their political and business connections to advance their own interests."