Widespread meaning

wīdsprĕd
Spread or scattered over a considerable extent.

Widespread fallout from a nuclear explosion.

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Spread widely.
  • Widely extended.
    widespread arms.
  • Distributed, circulated, or occurring over a wide area or extent.
    widespread benefits, widespread rumors.
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Occurring or accepted widely.

A widespread misunderstanding.

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The definition of widespread is something well-known or given out over a large area or to a large group of people.

When everyone believes that a myth is true, this is an example of a widespread myth.

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Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
widespread
Comparative
widerspread
Superlative
most-widespread

Origin of widespread