Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving or extending throughout the entire world; universal: a worldwide epidemic.
  • adv. Throughout the world: distributed worldwide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Spanning the world.
  • adv. Throughout the world.

Etymologies

world +‎ -wide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seems premature to say for sure whether the story is overblown, but 257 confirmed cases worldwide (again: * worldwide*) seems an absurd number to cause such media hype.

    Cafferty File

  • Long-term, Qualcomm has three options: they can stop using the term worldwide, they can keep using it, while taking steps to avoid Germany and any other country where Smartbook AG can successfully pursue legal action, or they can come to an accommodation with Smartbook AG, by buying or licensing the trademark.

    OSNews

  • As a new MW, Campo joins an elite group of less than 276 others who have earned the title worldwide since 1953.

    Digital50.com Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed

  • Their passionate fans have spread the word worldwide, resulting in Arcade Fire now being one of the biggest live bands on the planet.

    10 Bands Shaping The Post-Nirvana Era

  • It paints a very troubling picture of what we call the worldwide war on terrorism.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2009

  • During this morning's weekly presidential radio address, Mrs. Bush fired the first shots in what she calls a worldwide effort to focus on the brutality against women and children by the Taliban and terrorists in Afghanistan.

    CNN Transcript Nov 17, 2001

  • Police spokesman Bob Ngombi says Uganda needs to train some members of the country's 15,000-strong force to combat terrorism, which he described as a worldwide problem.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The U.S. S.ate Department has also advised "a high level of vigilance" in what it calls a worldwide caution on the threat of terrorist actions and violence against Americans.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "We now have the backing of one label worldwide and this is going to make life easier for us," says bassist Memnock.

    TheGauntlet.com

  • Have a look at the publisher's website for the astonishing amount that's already been distributed - and all 1500 copies of the novel are in worldwide circulation.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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