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2 definitions found
 for widely
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Widely \Wide"ly\, adv.
     1. In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far;
        extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the
        apostles.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ
        widely in opinion.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  widely
      adv 1: to a great degree; "her work is widely known"
      2: to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide
         through many lands"; "he traveled widely" [syn: wide,
         widely]
      3: so as to leave much space or distance between; "widely
         separated"

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