WIDESPREAD (_comparative_ MORE WIDESPREAD _or_ WIDERSPREAD, _superlative_ MOST WIDESPREAD _or_ WIDESTSPREAD)
* Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent; widely diffused.
* 1906, Stanley J. Weyman, _Chippinge Borough_, chapterI:
It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his WIDE-SPREAD collar.
* extensive, pervasive, prevalent, ubiquitous, universal