Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or to a wide degree or extent; extensively; far and wide: as, a man who is widely known.
  • Very much; very; greatly; extremely: as, two widely different accounts of an affair.
  • So as to leave a wide space: at a distance.

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

  • adverb In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far; extensively.
  • adverb Very much; to a great degree or extent.

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

  • adverb commonly; generally; to a great degree
  • adverb separated by a large distance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb so as to leave much space or distance between
  • adverb to a great degree
  • adverb to or over a great extent or range; far

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  • widely read, widely accepted ,widely appreciated,

    February 19, 2012