Meaning of wide-spreading in English:

wide-spreading

adjective

  • 1That spreads so as to be wide; that extends over or occupies a wide space.

  • 2Extending to, reaching, or affecting many people or places; extensive in effect; far-reaching.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman. From wide + spreading.

Pronunciation

wide-spreading

/ˈwʌɪdsprɛdɪŋ/ /ˌwʌɪdˈsprɛdɪŋ/