Meaning of wide-ranging in English:



  • Covering an extensive range.

    ‘a wide-ranging discussion’
    • ‘It is a time of energy, anticipation and a wide-ranging discussion of issues.’
    • ‘But he said Britain would play a full part in wide-ranging discussions in the future about the force.’
    • ‘Members of Parliament hate having this sort of wide-ranging power sneaked past them as much as you do.’
    • ‘A month and a half ago, a wide-ranging discussion on the subject came up on a private mailing list.’
    • ‘Her discussion is wide-ranging, whereas the focus of this comment will be narrow.’
    • ‘We have extraordinarily broad and wide-ranging networks of contacts, friends and family that span the globe.’
    • ‘It is a wide-ranging consultation document, comprehensive and efficient.’
    • ‘The prospect of handing such potentially wide-ranging power over to the judiciary has led to a number of concerns.’
    • ‘They ask why their members should be subject to an organisation with such a wide-ranging power.’
    • ‘Now the senatorial elite with its wide-ranging interests had lost power.’
    • ‘The Spanish Jewish communities enjoyed wide-ranging economic and legal powers.’
    • ‘It is difficult to make neat generalizations about this wide-ranging and ambitious volume.’
    • ‘The university made the award in recognition of his wide-ranging career and interests.’
    • ‘The Government is undertaking a wide-ranging review of gaming with a view to introducing new legislation next year.’
    • ‘It was quite interesting and wide-ranging, and one of the topics was death.’
    • ‘It is a wide-ranging inquiry looking at all aspects of the bushfire hazard situation in Australia.’
    • ‘She also said the short questions at higher level were wide-ranging but needed specific answers.’
    • ‘At that stage, they had to sit a wide-ranging exam to be allowed permanent registration to practice.’
    • ‘I am pretty excited and intrigued by a film setting that makes use of such a wide-ranging soundtrack.’
    • ‘One can only hope that a capable replacement with wide-ranging musical knowledge can be found.’
    comprehensive, ample, broad, extensive, large, large-scale, vast, immense, far-ranging, wide-ranging, expansive, sweeping, encyclopedic, exhaustive, general, all-inclusive, all-embracing, universal, catholic, compendious, cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary