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wide·spread

 (wīd′sprĕd′)
adj.
1. Spread or scattered over a considerable extent: widespread fallout from a nuclear explosion.
2. Occurring or accepted widely: a widespread misunderstanding.
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widespread

(ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd)
adj
1. extending over a wide area
2. accepted by or occurring among many people
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wide•spread

(ˈwaɪdˈsprɛd)

adj.
1. spread over a wide area.
2. occurring in many places or among many persons: widespread poverty.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.widespread - widely circulated or diffused; "a widespread doctrine"; "widespread fear of nuclear war"
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
2.widespread - distributed over a considerable extent; "far-flung trading operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges"; "widespread nuclear fallout"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
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widespread

adjective common, general, popular, sweeping, broad, extensive, universal, epidemic, wholesale, far-reaching, prevalent, rife, pervasive, far-flung There is widespread support for the proposals. Food shortages are widespread.
local, limited, rare, narrow, exclusive, confined, uncommon, sporadic
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widespread

adjective
1. Spread out over a large area:
3. Occurring quite often:
4. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
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Translations
مُنْتَشِرواسِع الإنْتِشار
rozšířený
udbredt
laajalle levinnyt
rasprostranjen
széles körben elterjedt
útbreiddur; algengur, almennur
広まった
넓게 퍼진
zelo razširjen
vidsträckt
แพร่ไปทั่ว
lan rộng

widespread

[ˈwaɪdspred] ADJ [use] → generalizado, extendido; [belief, concern] → generalizado; [support, criticism] → a nivel general; [fraud, corruption] → muy extendido
to become widespreadextenderse, generalizarse
rain will become widespread across the whole of the British Isleslas lluvias se extenderán por todas las Islas Británicas
there is widespread fear thatmuchos temen que ...
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

widespread

[ˈwaɪdsprɛd] adj [belief, practice, fear, feeling] → répandu(e); [use, corruption, opposition, availability] → généralisé(e)
The practice is widespread → C'est une pratique répandue.
There were widespread fears that
BUT Partout on craignait que.
the widespread use of pesticides → l'utilisation généralisée des pesticides
there is a widespread belief that ... → une idée répandue veut que ...
the widespread opposition to sth → la levée de boucliers générale contre qch
widespread criticism → des critiques de tous bords
He was the object of widespread criticism over his decision → Sa décision lui a valu des critiques de tous bords.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

widespread

[ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd] adj (disease, belief) → molto diffuso/a
there is widespread fear that ... → c'è una paura diffusa che...
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wide

(waid) adjective
1. great in extent, especially from side to side. wide streets; Her eyes were wide with surprise.
2. being a certain distance from one side to the other. This material is three metres wide; How wide is it?
3. great or large. He won by a wide margin.
4. covering a large and varied range of subjects etc. a wide experience of teaching.
adverb
with a great distance from top to bottom or side to side. He opened his eyes wide.
ˈwidely adverb
ˈwiden verb
to make, or become, wide or wider. They have widened the road; The lane widens here.
ˈwideness noun
width (widθ) noun
1. size from side to side. What is the width of this material?; This fabric comes in three different widths.
2. the state of being wide.
ˌwide-ˈranging adjective
(of interests etc) covering a large number of subjects etc.
ˈwidespread adjective
spread over a large area or among many people. widespread hunger and disease.
give a wide berth (to)
to keep well away from. I give people with colds a wide berth / give a wide berth to people with colds.
wide apart
a great (or greater than average) distance away from one another. He held his hands wide apart.
wide awake
fully awake.
wide open
fully open. The door was wide open; Her eyes are wide open but she seems to be asleep.
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widespread

مُنْتَشِر rozšířený udbredt weitverbreitet διαδεδομένος generalizado laajalle levinnyt répandu rasprostranjen diffuso 広まった 넓게 퍼진 wijdverspreid utbredt rozprzestrzeniony difundido широко распространенный vidsträckt แพร่ไปทั่ว yaygın lan rộng 普遍的
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widespread

a. extendido-a; muy difundido-a; general.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
It is curious how widespread our language is in Germany.
The oaks will yield us their sweet fruit with bountiful hand, the trunks of the hard cork trees a seat, the willows shade, the roses perfume, the widespread meadows carpets tinted with a thousand dyes; the clear pure air will give us breath, the moon and stars lighten the darkness of the night for us, song shall be our delight, lamenting our joy, Apollo will supply us with verses, and love with conceits whereby we shall make ourselves famed for ever, not only in this but in ages to come."
High over the tree-tops, in a widespread, trailing, noisy crew, there fly, with resounding cries, flocks of birds which seem to darken and overlay the very heavens.
Nothing could be more unlike his native town, set within sight of the widespread hillsides, than this low, wooded region, where he felt hidden even from the heavens by the screening trees and hedgerows.
Lightning may blast and blacken, but it rarely gives rise to widespread fire.
Perhaps in a time when self-consciousness is so widespread, it is the only thing that saves us from ourselves.
Her eyes were widespread in an expression of horrified anticipation and fixed directly upon me as I came in sight above the edge of the deck.
Expectation and suspense were on every face, with the exception of that of the prince, who stood gravely wondering how an affair so entirely personal could have awakened such lively and widespread interest in so short a time.
There was a widespread hilarity, and a free use of guns, pistols, and gunpowder generally.
As Numa EL ADREA launched himself with widespread paws and bared fangs he looked to find this puny man as easy prey as the score who had gone down beneath him in the past.
To single himself out from all other Norwood builders the landlord had devised and laid out a common lawn tennis ground, which stretched behind the houses with taut-stretched net, green close-cropped sward, and widespread whitewashed lines.
Deep and widespread was the grief of Thackeray's death.