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  • adj. Alternative spelling of worldwide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Extended throughout the world.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As wide as the world; extending over or pervading all the world; widely spread: as, world-wide fame; specifically, in zoögeog., cosmopolitan: noting such habitat, or the fact of such distribution, but not the species or individuals themselves which inhabit all parts of the world.

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

  • adj. spanning or extending throughout the entire world
  • adj. of worldwide scope or applicability
  • adj. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
  • adj. of worldwide scope or applicability
  • adj. spanning or extending throughout the entire world
  • adj. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope


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  • Capitalize Depression and the Great Depression when referring to the world-wide economic slump that began with the stock-market collapse of Oct. 28-29, 1929, and continued through most of the 1930s.

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  • Until the last few weeks it seemed that was the case but most recently another sector tied directly to global growth and the so-called world-wide recovery is painting a different picture. News

  • American capitalist ever aids an English capitalist in the common fight, while workmen have formed international unions, the socialists a world-wide international organization, and on all sides space and race are bridged in the effort to achieve solidarity.


  • The letter asked for new activist ideas in this time of earth emergency, and asked for a world-wide "work party" on 10/10/10.

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  • For anyone who wants to know where U.S. hospitals rank in world-wide standards of care, it might be instructive to obtain the New England Journal of Medicine report from recent years.

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  • I (and thousands of other software folks world-wide) spent 2-3 years testing various pieces of software to make sure it would survive the rollover, and fixing it where needed.

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  • Suspicious packages found on US-bound planes in Britain and Dubai sparked a world-wide investigation into what President Obama referred to as "a credible terrorist threat."

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  • The event, which aims to show survivors world-wide they are not alone, was organized by two Boston men who were abused by the same priest starting in the sixth grade.

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