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3 definitions found
 for widespread
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Widespread \Wide"spread`\, a.
     Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far
     and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  widespread
      adj 1: widely circulated or diffused; "a widespread doctrine";
             "widespread fear of nuclear war"
      2: distributed over a considerable extent; "far-flung trading
         operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges";
         "widespread nuclear fallout" [syn: far-flung, widespread]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "widespread":
     accepted, ample, amplitudinous, broad, broadcast, capacious,
     commodious, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional, current,
     customary, deep, deltoid, diffuse, discrete, dispersed, dispread,
     disseminated, dissipated, distributed, established, everyday,
     expansive, extended, extending, extensive, familiar, fan-shape,
     fan-shaped, fanlike, fanned, fanning, far-embracing, far-extending,
     far-flung, far-flying, far-going, far-ranging, far-reaching,
     flabelliform, flared, flaring, generally accepted, indiscriminate,
     infinite, large-scale, liberal, normal, obtaining, open, ordinary,
     outspread, outstretched, patulous, popular, prescribed,
     prescriptive, prevalent, rampant, received, regnant, regular,
     regulation, rife, roomy, ruling, scattered, set, spacious, sparse,
     splay, splayed, splaying, sporadic, spraddled, spraddling,
     sprangled, sprangling, sprawling, sprawly, spread, spreading,
     standard, stock, straggling, straggly, stretched-out, strewn,
     strown, sweeping, time-honored, traditional, unfolded, usual, vast,
     voluminous, wholesale, wide, wide-extended, wide-extending,
     wide-open, wide-ranging, wide-reaching, wide-stretching, wonted
  
  

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