far and wide


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.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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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 — {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 — 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

  • far and wide — Synonyms and related words: abroad, all, all over, broadly, by far, distantly and broadly, extensively, far, far and away, far and near, infinitely, on all sides, on every side, out and away, right and left, throughout, vastly, wide, widely …   Moby Thesaurus

  • far and wide — adverb Over a great distance or large area; nearly everywhere …   Wiktionary

  • far and wide — all over, everywhere …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come from far and wide — {v. phr.} To originate or hail from many different places. * /The students at this university come from far and wide and speak many languages./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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