Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a wide range, influence, or effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to exert an influence and produce an effect in remote quarters or for a long time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having a wide range or effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a broad or widespread range, scope or influence.

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Examples

  • As he notes, According to a German government report from February, the attitude of Hizballah supporters in Germany ‘is characterized by a far-reaching, unlimited acceptance of the ideology and policy of Hizballah.’

    The Secret War with Iran

  • As he notes, According to a German government report from February, the attitude of Hizballah supporters in Germany ‘is characterized by a far-reaching, unlimited acceptance of the ideology and policy of Hizballah.’

    The Secret War with Iran

  • From that single word far-reaching consequences have flowed.

    Government vs. Soup Kitchen

  • Kilpatrick, a skillful writer, would later describe our bill as a “far-reaching scheme for the essential Sovietization of the American family.”

    The Good Fight

  • Americans understood that leaders of their government had abused the powers of office, and they saw that we had transcended partisanship to investigate those abuses and had rallied public support for dramatic and far-reaching changes to the way our intelligence agencies work.

    The Good Fight

  • One of the most disturbing, and one with far-reaching consequences, was the decision in City of Los Angeles v.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • The attack on Roe has had another, more far-reaching effect.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Sino-Soviet balance; the SALT II arms control treaty, which, though never ratified by the Senate, did slow the arms race for several years; and deregulation of major industries such as airlines and trucking, which had far-reaching results in making our economy more efficient and competitive.

    The Good Fight

  • For its part, the Latin alphabet was adapted from the Etruscan, which came from the Greek, which had modified the Phoenician alphabet, which around three thousand years ago was an innovation of far-reaching and radical impact.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Sino-Soviet balance; the SALT II arms control treaty, which, though never ratified by the Senate, did slow the arms race for several years; and deregulation of major industries such as airlines and trucking, which had far-reaching results in making our economy more efficient and competitive.

    The Good Fight

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