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[ney-shuh n-wahyd] /ˈneɪ ʃənˈwaɪd/
extending throughout the nation:
The incident aroused nationwide interest.
Origin of nationwide
First recorded in 1910-15; nation + -wide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A galloping ghost on the scene of a kidnaping that is sure to cause a nation-wide search!

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
  • The Administration's first nation-wide appeal was for money.

  • It is from this point of view that its radically new terminal plan assumes a nation-wide interest and importance.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • This custom would give us nation-wide knowledge and sympathy.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • That can be brought about only by a nation-wide campaign in which every patriotic citizen must participate.

    Our National Defense: George Hebard Maxwell
British Dictionary definitions for nation-wide


covering or available to the whole of a nation; national: a nationwide survey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nation-wide



1915, from nation + wide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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