Meaning of “widely” - Learner’s Dictionary

widely

adverb us uk /ˈwaɪdli/
Extra Examples
She travelled widely throughout North America lecturing on women's rights.'Mona Lisa' is widely regarded as Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece.It wasn't a widely publicized event.The government's handling of the affair has been widely criticized.The decision has been widely criticised.

B2 including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc:

widely known
He has travelled widely in Europe.
differ/vary widely

B2 to be very different:

Prices vary widely from shop to shop.

(Definition of “widely” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)