noun \ˈbretth, ˈbredth, ÷ˈbreth\

: the distance from one side to the other side of something

: the quality of including many things : the wide scope or range of something

Full Definition of BREADTH

:  distance from side to side :  width
:  something of full width
a :  comprehensive quality :  scope <the breadth of his learning>
b :  liberality of views or taste <breadth of mind>
breadth·wise \-ˌwīz\ adverb or adjective

Examples of BREADTH

  1. We measured the height, breadth, and depth of each piece of furniture.
  2. <a great breadth of land awaited those who were brave and hardy enough to settle it>

Origin of BREADTH

Middle English breadeth, breth, from brede breadth (from Old English brǣdu, from brād broad) + -th (as in lengthe length)
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with BREADTH


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