Definition of countrywide in US English:


adjective & adverb

  • Extending throughout a nation.

    as adjective ‘a countrywide tour’
    as adverb ‘traveling countrywide’
    • ‘A pilot scheme whereby members of the public can report the behaviour of dangerous drivers is to be extended countrywide.’
    • ‘This is a countrywide problem and as far as the parents are concerned everyone should be singing from the same hymn sheet, she says.’
    • ‘On their agenda: a countrywide tour and a series of grassroots lectures.’
    • ‘It is much better to have parcels of forestry countrywide, integrated farm forestry is the way forward.’
    • ‘The academy will comprise centres of excellence in all parts of the UK, to meet a mixture of local and countrywide needs.’
    • ‘The licences are to be granted for an initial duration of two years, although there is the possibility of renewal and extension countrywide.’
    • ‘Indeed, our girly evening was indicative of a countrywide trend.’
    • ‘Advisers carried out the updated assessment on the impact of the weather on farming countrywide earlier this week.’
    • ‘Our Mobile Units travel countrywide staffed by a registered nurse.’
    • ‘The project would be part of a countrywide pilot scheme involving some 100 teams in different areas of the country.’
    • ‘On February 18 a countrywide ban will come into force, although legal challenges threaten to delay it by a year or more.’
    • ‘The union had planned to escalate the industrial action countrywide this week but deferred this after talks were arranged.’
    • ‘The response to this was overwhelming with over 340 entrants countrywide.’
    • ‘Should they place a ban on the export of ostrich products, it could paralyse the industry countrywide.’
    • ‘The program includes educating 55,000 first grade pupils each year countrywide.’
    • ‘The month-long countrywide amnesty officially ended at midnight and officers are in the process of collating the final figures.’
    • ‘The courses are held almost every weekend in locations countrywide.’
    • ‘A petition against the regulations is circulating at health shops countrywide.’
    • ‘Visit your local library and check through the countrywide telephone directories’
    • ‘The Department also intends to conduct a full re-evaluation of ewe premium applications countrywide.’
    inclusive, all-inclusive, complete
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