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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. 2018.
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  • The home demonstration agent also ran the county's 4-H clubs, branches of a nationwide organization founded in 1903.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • There are reasons why the President should try to represent the country as a whole, since he is elected in a nationwide balloting.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • But as the Danbury concern was determined to fight the union, in 1902 a nationwide boycott was declared.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • First, the special and unique problem of nationwide strikes in vital industries affecting the public interest.

  • General strikes, sympathetic strikes, nationwide boycotts and nation-wide political movements became the order of the day.

British Dictionary definitions for nationwide


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 nationwide

1915, from nation + wide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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