2. [syn: wide, widely]
3. so as to leave much space or distance between;
- Example: "widely separated"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Widely \Wide"ly\, adv.
1. In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far;
extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the
2. Very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ
widely in opinion.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: to a great degree; "her work is widely known"
2: to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide
through many lands"; "he traveled widely" [syn: wide,
3: so as to leave much space or distance between; "widely