[ wahyd-lee ]
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  1. to a wide extent.

  2. over a wide space or area: a widely distributed plant.

  1. by or among a large number of persons: a widely known artist.

  2. in many or various subjects, cases, etc.: to be widely read.

  3. greatly, very much, or very: widely differing accounts of an event.

Origin of widely

First recorded in 1655–65; wide + -ly

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