Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “widely”

See all translations

widely

adverb uk   /ˈwaɪd.li/ us  
B2 including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc.: They have both travelled widely. His plays are still widely performed in the USA. French used to be widely spoken in Cambodia. His work on DNA was widely admired. This is a widely held but mistaken belief. This theory is no longer widely accepted.differ/vary widely B2 to be very different: Prices vary widely from shop to shop.
More examples
Translations of “widely”
in Korean 널리…
in Arabic بِدَرَجَة كَبيرَة…
in Portuguese amplamente, bastante…
in Catalan extensament…
in Japanese 広く…
in Italian diffusamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 範圍廣地, 廣泛地…
in Russian широко…
in Turkish geniş ölçüde, adamakıllı, çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 范围广地, 广泛地…
in Polish powszechnie, dużo…
(Definition of widely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of widely?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “widely”

Definitions of “widely” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More