Simple Definition of breadth
: the distance from one side to the other side of something
: the quality of including many things : the wide scope or range of something
Examples of breadth
We measured the height, breadth, and depth of each piece of furniture.
<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
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