Definition of breadth
- the height, breadth, and depth of each piece of furniture
- begin with a breadth of silk
- the breadth of his learning
- breadth of mind
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
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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