Definition of breadth
breadthwiseplay \-ˌwīz\ adverb or adjective
Examples of breadth in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of breadth from the Web
All of this represents the breadth and depth that can be achieved when imaginative minds are left free to explore the fundamental -- not to mention weird, wonderful, beautiful, ugly, and endlessly relevant -- topic of food.
Mitchell Codding, executive director of the society and a curator of the traveling exhibition, said that in Madrid the museum can finally show off the breadth of Huntington’s collection, which spans 4,000 years.
The breadth of The Atlantic’s journalism was on full display last month.
Little’s announcement of statewide coordinators underscores the breadth and depth of his organization.
Hollywood's public outpouring of love and respect Sunday for actor Bill Paxton was remarkable in its breadth and warmth.
His Michigan margin was a hair’s breadth 0.22 percent of the state’s votes.
The speed and breadth of the abandonment of Mr. Trump’s candidacy shocked some long-time party members and exposed a shattered party without a clear path forward.
Candidates of all stripes running for all sorts of offices, especially national office where they’re dealing with a large breadth of issues . .
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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
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