Definition of worldwide in English:

worldwide

Pronunciation: /wəːl(d)ˈwʌɪd//ˈwəːl(d)wʌɪd/

adjective

  • Extending or reaching throughout the world.

    ‘worldwide sales of television rights’
    • ‘According to the information on the Internet the virus is wiping out adults on a worldwide scale.’
    • ‘It was the force of global industry that cemented the worldwide tendency for driving on the right.’
    • ‘The band built its reputation with club gigs before exploding onto the worldwide music scene.’
    • ‘This event will reach a worldwide audience as the team set out to put Ireland on the map.’
    • ‘It may go some way to repair the damage to the worldwide reputation of Irish banks.’
    • ‘These kids got to be on worldwide television during one of the biggest television events of the year.’
    • ‘They have worldwide connections, and are particularly adept at exploiting the internet.’
    • ‘Ever fancied a global treasure hunt with cryptic clues embedded in worldwide media?’
    • ‘Think what a worldwide university open to all could do to unleash human potential.’
    • ‘It is a worldwide standardised strategy born in the era of globalisation that has been hard to challenge.’
    • ‘As before, it was war on a worldwide scale, with clashes throughout the Americas and as far away as India.’
    • ‘The movie has won worldwide acclaim and is being hailed as being the next big success for the British film industry.’
    • ‘It also earned worldwide recognition and won numerous international awards.’
    • ‘Despite its worldwide popularity golf has never caught on in big way in St Lucia.’
    • ‘On a worldwide scale an average of 704,000 metric tonnes of general shark meat is sold annually.’
    • ‘They are starting to be used as weapons and will soon have worldwide reach.’
    • ‘The practice is adding to the general worldwide crisis of drug-resistant disease.’
    • ‘He has made a big impression on quite a few people to whom he has preached and prayed with on his worldwide tour.’
    • ‘America in recession would alter the global economic picture and risk a worldwide turndown.’
    • ‘His unique talent has earned him a worldwide reputation as the world's most popular phantom.’
    global, international, intercontinental, world, universal, planetary, pandemic
    general, common, ubiquitous, extensive, widespread, far-reaching, wide-ranging, all-embracing, across the board
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adverb

  • Throughout the world.

    ‘she travels worldwide as a consultant’
    • ‘His balanced approach remains an inspiration to aspiring sportsmen worldwide.’
    • ‘The sea and waterways are the most widely used mode for transporting goods worldwide.’
    • ‘Think of all the good that can be done with the resources now squandered on weapons worldwide.’
    • ‘He pointed out that their group is the major supplier worldwide for green and white film.’
    • ‘Cleaner air in cities is only a small part of reducing emissions worldwide.’
    • ‘Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say.’
    • ‘One could argue that a great deal of goodwill and generosity has been generated worldwide by the tsunami.’
    • ‘The gallery can ship paintings worldwide, and you have the option to return any purchases within ten days.’
    • ‘It is estimated that the disorder affects as many as 2.5million people worldwide.’
    • ‘Steve has published all the books himself and has sold more than 275,000 copies worldwide.’
    • ‘There is a view that the internet will change the way business is conducted worldwide.’
    • ‘Period drama is increasingly seen worldwide to be the area of British television expertise.’
    • ‘Campaigners say the popular pub was known worldwide and want it reopened.’
    • ‘Countless surveys worldwide show that family companies tend to outperform.’
    • ‘Remembrance Day is celebrated worldwide every year and mourns the loss of lives in war.’
    • ‘He is known in life sciences worldwide and I think this makes us a key player now.’
    • ‘A toddler who battled an exceptionally rare form of cancer could give new hope to children worldwide.’
    • ‘In total they have sold four million albums worldwide and notched up eight hit singles.’
    • ‘It has already claimed the lives of scores of people worldwide and thousands have been affected.’
    • ‘Stunts filmed for the show have been connected to many copycat incidents worldwide.’

Pronunciation:

worldwide

/wəːl(d)ˈwʌɪd//ˈwəːl(d)wʌɪd/