Etymology
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nationwide (adj.)

also nation-wide, "extending over or affecting a whole nation," 1895, from nation + wide.

updated on August 04, 2019

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Definitions of nationwide from WordNet
1
nationwide (adv.)
extending throughout an entire nation;
it was broadcast nationwide
Synonyms: nationally / across the nation / across the country
2
nationwide (adj.)
occurring or extending throughout a country or nation;
the event aroused nationwide interest
Synonyms: countrywide
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.