Meaning of “nationwide” in the English Dictionary

"nationwide" in British English

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nationwideadjective

uk /ˌneɪ.ʃənˈwaɪd/ us /ˌneɪ.ʃənˈwaɪd/

B2 existing or happening in all parts of a particular country:

a nationwide network/chain of stores
a nationwide survey/referendum

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  • Women's groups have demanded a nationwide assault on sexism in the workplace.
  • Some miners are calling for a nationwide strike in support of their sacked colleagues.
  • She is performing in Birmingham tonight, on the third leg of her nationwide tour.
  • He owns a nationwide chain of restaurants.
  • Police have launched a nationwide hunt for the killer.
nationwide
adverb uk us

B2

Schools nationwide are experiencing a shortage of teachers.

(Definition of “nationwide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nationwide" in American English

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nationwideadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈneɪ·ʃənˈwɑɪd/

existing or happening in all parts of a particular country:

A nationwide survey of mothers revealed some very interesting things about what mothers want from fathers.
nationwide
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˈneɪ·ʃənˈwɑɪd/

The performances were taped for telecasting nationwide.

(Definition of “nationwide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nationwide" in Business English

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nationwideadjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ˌneɪʃənˈwaɪd/ us /ˈneɪʃənˌwaɪd/

existing or happening in all parts of a particular country:

a nationwide chain/network Essential services could still be delivered through a nationwide network of local post offices.
a nationwide strike

nationwideadverb

uk /ˌneɪʃənˈwaɪd/ us /ˈneɪʃənˌwaɪd/

in all parts of a particular country:

The products are available nationwide.
Businesses nationwide that delayed buying equipment and expanding during the recession are now upgrading.

(Definition of “nationwide” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)