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Meaning of “widely” in the English Dictionary

"widely" in British English

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widelyadverb

uk   us   /ˈwaɪd.li/
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 ​mistakenbelief. This ​theory is no ​longer widely accepted.differ/vary widely B2 to be very different: Prices ​vary widely from ​shop to ​shop.

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

"widely" in American English

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widelyadverb

 us   /ˈwɑɪd·li/
by many: French was widely ​spoken there.
(Definition of widely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “widely”
in Arabic بِدَرَجَة كَبيرَة…
in Korean 널리…
in Portuguese amplamente, bastante…
in Catalan extensament…
in Japanese 広く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 范围广地, 广泛地…
in Turkish geniş ölçüde, adamakıllı, çok…
in Russian широко…
in Chinese (Traditional) 範圍廣地, 廣泛地…
in Italian diffusamente…
in Polish powszechnie, dużo…
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