breadth

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noun \ˈbretth, ˈbredth, ÷ˈbreth\

Definition of breadth

  1. 1 :  distance from side to side :  width <the height, breadth, and depth of each piece of furniture>

  2. 2 :  something of full width <begin with a breadth of silk>

  3. 3a :  comprehensive quality :  scope <the breadth of his learning>b :  liberality of views or taste <breadth of mind>

breadthwise

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Examples of breadth in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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



BREADTH Defined for English Language Learners

breadth

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noun \ˈbretth, ˈbredth, ÷ˈbreth\

Definition of breadth for English Language Learners

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

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


BREADTH Defined for Kids

breadth

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noun \ˈbredth\

Definition of breadth for Students

  1. 1 :  distance measured from side to side

  2. 2 :  scope 2 <the breadth of the investigation>



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