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
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
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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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