countrywide

or coun·try-wide

[kuhn-tree-wahyd]

adjective

extending across or throughout the whole country; nationwide: a countrywide reaction; a countrywide highway system.

Origin of countrywide

First recorded in 1920–25; country + wide
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Examples from the Web for countrywide

Contemporary Examples of countrywide

  • The alleged practices that the government is suing over happened in 2007 and 2008, before BofA bought Countrywide.

  • The tiny park has become the center of a countrywide push against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov predicts more street protests—and countrywide economic decline.

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    To the Streets!

    Anna Nemtsova

    September 26, 2011

  • The war in Libya has turned into a countrywide manhunt now that the rebels control most of its territory.

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    The Libyan Manhunt

    Igor Kossov

    August 23, 2011

  • A group of large investors in mortgage bonds holding Countrywide loans are already threatening such action.

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    WikiLeaks' Wall Street Bombshell

    Charlie Gasparino

    December 5, 2010

Historical Examples of countrywide

  • Every new phase of recreation from playgrounds to philately presently has its countrywide association.

    Society

    Henry Kalloch Rowe

  • Precipitation ranges from fifteen to fifty inches; the countrywide average is about twenty-eight inches.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • The railroads promptly fell in line with the countrywide summons for a more exacting standard of business ethics.