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Arawak a member of an Indian people once widespread throughout the West Indies, now living chiefly in northern South America. [1/2 definitions]
Black Death a deadly plague, probably bubonic, that was widespread in Europe in the mid-fourteenth century, characterized by dark splotches on the skin.
black widow a small spider, widespread in the United States, of which the female has a shiny, black body with an hourglass-shaped red mark on its underside, a poisonous but usu. not fatal bite, and a reputation for sometimes devouring its mate.
blizzard a heavy and widespread snowstorm of lengthy duration. [1/2 definitions]
Buddhism a spiritual philosophy and religion, founded in the sixth century B.C. by Buddha and widespread in Asia, that teaches release from the self and from one's earthly desires.
catastrophe a calamity with widespread effects; disaster. [1/3 definitions]
chlamydia a widespread venereal disease resembling gonorrhea. [1/2 definitions]
coltsfoot a widespread perennial weed, named for the shape of its leaves.
common widespread; general. [1/9 definitions]
cry a widespread public complaint; clamor. [1/11 definitions]
currency widespread acceptance. [1/2 definitions]
depression an economic state in which business is very bad, unemployment is very high, and poverty is widespread. (See recession1.) [1/7 definitions]
disaster a sudden calamity, esp. one causing widespread damage or suffering such as an earthquake, flood, oil spill, or fire. [1/2 definitions]
distressed of, pertaining to, or designating an area or neighborhood suffering from widespread poverty or a natural disaster. [1/3 definitions]
extended having an enlarged dimension; widespread; extensive. [1/3 definitions]
fame widespread recognition; public esteem; renown. [1/2 definitions]
famine an extreme and widespread shortage of food.
famous having widespread recognition or public esteem; renowned. [1/2 definitions]
firestorm an intense, widespread fire, caused by heavy conventional bombing or by an atomic explosion. [1/2 definitions]
general common, customary, or widespread. [1/5 definitions]
Gilded Age in U.S. history, the post-Civil War era, characterized by rapid industrialization, economic expansion, and widespread corruption in business and government.