Definition of width
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.
Recent Examples of width from the Web
The USA’s width, spacing and coverage was solid, and it was provided by energetic players comfortable in possession and capable of relieving pressure or hitting a quick pass through the lines that forced Ghana onto the back foot.
There is about six feet of length with the back seat folded and 38 inches of width by 30 inches at the opening.
Stoddard and her colleagues wrote a computer program, Eggxtractor, that picks out the egg in any image and measures its length, width, and shape.
A. Hold one medium-weight dumbbell on right shoulder and stand tall with feet hip-width distance apart.
In addition, Rio's fog lamp surrounds have been moved outwards, creating greater visual width to the front fascia and a lower window line around the cabin provides the driver and passengers with a better all-around view.
The change is incredibly small, about one thousandths of the width of a proton, the particle inside the nucleus of an atom.
The waves shrank and expanded space on Earth by just a fraction of the width of a proton, one of the particles that makes up an atomic nucleus.
The letter did not provide specific figures, but international safety standards generally call for street widths of at least 20 feet for fire apparatus.
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Origin and Etymology of width
First Known Use: 1627See Words from the same year
WIDTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of width for English Language Learners
: the distance from one side of something to the other side : a measurement of how wide something is
: a measured and cut piece of material (such as cloth)
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Definition of width for Students
1 : the measurement of the shortest or shorter side of an object : breadth In spite of the enormous width of the room it was even longer than it was wide. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
2 : a measured piece of something a width of cloth
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