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Definition of "wide-ranging" []

  • Covering a wide area; including much: a pianist's wide-ranging repertoire; a wide-ranging interview. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wide-ranging" in a sentence
  • "The authorities have arrested dozens of people in what they call a wide-ranging $2.6 billion embezzlement scheme, and opponents of Mr. Ahmadinejad have repeatedly accused his close associates - including his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei - of being linked to the lead suspect."
  • "The authorities have arrested dozens of people in what they call a wide-ranging $2.6 billion embezzlement scheme, and opponents of Mr. Ahmadinejad have repeatedly accused his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, of close ties to the lead suspect."
  • "Beginning in 1972, the General Social Survey has asked an extremely detailed question about whether respondents would approve of abortion in a wide-ranging series of situations:"