from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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  • widely read, widely accepted ,widely appreciated,

    February 19, 2012