Widely
Widely Wide"ly, adv. 1. In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far; extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the apostles. [1913 Webster]

2. Very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ widely in opinion. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • widely — 1660s, from WIDE (Cf. wide) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • widely — wide|ly [ waıdli ] adverb *** 1. ) by a lot of people or in a lot of places: It is widely expected that the mayor will make an announcement this morning. He has traveled widely in North and South America. The drug is widely used in the treatment… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • widely — wide|ly W2 [ˈwaıdli] adv 1.) in a lot of different places or by a lot of people ▪ Organic food is now widely available. ▪ an author who had travelled widely in the Far East ▪ a widely used method ▪ These laws were widely regarded as too strict. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • widely */*/*/ — UK [ˈwaɪdlɪ] / US adverb 1) by a lot of people, or in a lot of places It is widely expected that the Socialists will call early elections. Organic foods are now much more widely available. He has travelled widely in South America. a newspaper… …   English dictionary

  • widely — adverb Date: 1579 1. over or through a wide area < has traveled widely > 2. to a great extent < departed widely from the previous edition > 3. by or among a large well dispersed group of people < a widely known political figure > 4. over a broad… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • widely — /wuyd lee/, adv. 1. to a wide extent. 2. over a wide space or area: a widely distributed plant. 3. by or among a large number of persons: a widely known artist. 4. in many or various subjects, cases, etc.: to be widely read. 5. greatly, very much …   Universalium

  • widely*/*/ — [ˈwaɪdli] adv 1) by a lot of people, or in a lot of places He has travelled widely in South America.[/ex] The drug is widely used in the treatment of cancer.[/ex] 2) by a large amount, or to a large degree widely different views[/ex] Prices vary… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • widely — wide•ly [[t]ˈwaɪd li[/t]] adv. 1) to a wide extent 2) over a wide area: a widely distributed plant[/ex] 3) by or among a large number of persons: a widely known artist[/ex] 4) in many subjects: to be widely read[/ex] 5) greatly or very: widely… …   From formal English to slang

  • widely — /ˈwaɪdli/ (say wuydlee) adverb 1. to a wide extent. 2. over a wide space or area: a widely distributed plant. 3. throughout a large number of persons: a professor who is widely known. 4. in many or various subjects, cases, etc.: to be widely read …   Australian English dictionary

  • widely — adv. 1 to a wide extent; far apart. 2 extensively (widely read; widely distributed). 3 by many people (it is widely thought that). 4 considerably; to a large degree (holds a widely different view) …   Useful english dictionary

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