nationwide etymology

English word nationwide comes from English nation, English -wide (Throughout the specified area.)

Detailed word origin of nationwide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nation English (eng) (rare, dialectal) Extremely; very (rare) Damnation. (chiefly, historical) An association of students based on its members' birthplace or ethnicity.. (international, _, legal) A sovereign state.. (obsolete) A great number; a great deal.. A historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity and/or psychological [...]
-wide English (eng) Throughout the specified area.
nationwide English (eng) Extending throughout an entire nation. Throughout a nation.

Words with the same origin as nationwide

Descendants of -wide