far and wide

far and wide
adverb
over great areas or distances; everywhere
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he traveled far and wide

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the news spread far and wide

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people came from far and near

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searched for the child far and near

Syn: ↑far and near

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adverb

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far and near or far and wide
Everywhere, all about
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Main Entry:far

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far and wide phrase
in a large area or in many different places, some of them a long way away
from far and wide:

People came from far and wide to see the show.

Thesaurus: present everywhere or in many placessynonym
Main entry: far

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over a large area

the high plains where bison roamed far and wide

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far and wide
1 : in every direction

We searched far and wide [=everywhere] for the lost cat.

: in many different places : very widely

He's known far and wide for his skill as a cook.

2 : distant places

People came from far and wide to attend the fair.

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Main Entry:far
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far and wide — see far, 1
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Main Entry:wide

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far and ˈwide idiom
over a large area

They searched far and wide for the missing child.

Main entry:faridiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Far and wide — Wide Wide (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Far and wide — Far Far, adv. 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. [1913 Webster] 2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • far and wide — ► far and wide over a large area. Main Entry: ↑far …   English terms dictionary

  • far and wide — {adv. phr.} Everywhere, in all directions. * /The wind blew the papers far and wide./ * /My old school friends are scattered far and wide now./ * /The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie./ Compare: ALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • far and wide — {adv. phr.} Everywhere, in all directions. * /The wind blew the papers far and wide./ * /My old school friends are scattered far and wide now./ * /The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie./ Compare: ALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • far\ and\ wide — adv. phr. Everywhere, in all directions. The wind blew the papers far and wide. My old school friends are scattered far and wide now. The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie. Compare: all over …   Словарь американских идиом

  • far and wide — 1. many places. People came from far and wide to see the parade. 2. across a large area. They searched far and wide for the missing dog …   New idioms dictionary

  • far and wide — in a large area or in many different places, some of them a long way away from far and wide: People came from far and wide to see the show …   English dictionary

  • far and wide — adverb Date: before 12th century in every direction ; everywhere < searched far and wide > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • far and wide — adv. Far and wide is used with these verbs: ↑spread, ↑travel …   Collocations dictionary

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