Definitions

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

  • adjective Spread or scattered over a considerable extent.
  • adjective Occurring or accepted widely.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Diffused or spread to a great distance; extending far and wide; being general.

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

  • adjective Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide.

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

  • adjective Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent.

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

  • adjective widely circulated or diffused
  • adjective distributed over a considerable extent

Etymologies

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wide + spread

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