[ney-shuh n-wahyd]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nationwide

Contemporary Examples of nationwide

Historical Examples of nationwide

  • 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; nationala nationwide survey
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Word Origin and History for nationwide

1915, from nation + wide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper