width

noun

ˈwidth How to pronounce width (audio)
ˈwitth
1
: the horizontal measurement taken at right angles to the length : breadth
2
: largeness of extent or scope
3
: a measured and cut piece of material
a width of calico

Examples of width in a Sentence

What is the width of the table? She carefully measured the length and width of the room. The deck runs the full width of the house. The carpet is available in several widths. We swam ten widths in the pool. I bought two widths of fabric.
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Word History

Etymology

wide entry 1

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of width was in 1570

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“Width.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/width. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

width

noun
ˈwidth How to pronounce width (audio)
ˈwitth
1
: the measurement of the short or shorter side of something : breadth
2
: largeness of area or range
3
: a measured piece of material
a width of cloth
a width of lumber

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