width

noun
\ ˈwidth How to pronounce width (audio) , ˈwitth\

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

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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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Anyone who is looking to change the color, size, shape and width of their smile. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What to Consider Before Getting Veneers on Your Teeth," 28 Feb. 2019 The test that failed the most people in my class: turning the bike around in a space the width of a parking spot, without touching your feet to the ground. Chuck Tannert, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How to Learn to Ride a Motorcycle and Get Your Motorcycle License," 7 Feb. 2019 To calculate your cubic yardage, start with measurements in feet and multiply the length by the width, and then multiply that number by the depth. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is How Much An Average Concrete Project Will Cost You," 25 Jan. 2019 This 400 micron variance is less than half a millimeter (or the width of fewer than four sheets of paper at most) and this level of flatness won't change during normal use over the lifetime of the product. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Some iPad Pros ship a little bent, and Apple says that’s normal," 20 Dec. 2018 Your band shouldn’t be any looser than the width of her hand. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "Are You Wearing the Wrong Bra Size?," 2 Aug. 2018 But if nothing else, the weekend still previewed the view from the tee boxes in June, with fairways cut to U.S. Open widths. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Is This the Year Phil Mickelson Wins the U.S. Open?," 11 Feb. 2019 Multiply width by length for square or rectangular beds—or for round beds, multiply the radius (distance from the middle to the edge of the bed) by itself, and then multiple that total by 3.14. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How Much Mulch Do I Need? Here's the Easiest Way to Find Out," 6 Feb. 2019 Start in a high plank with your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked directly above your wrists, legs extended behind you, and your core and glutes engaged. SELF, "A 15-Minute No-Equipment Core Workout You Can Do at Home," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of width

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for width

wide entry 1

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The first known use of width was in 1570

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width

noun

English Language Learners Definition of width

: 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)

width

noun
\ ˈwidth How to pronounce width (audio) \

Kids Definition of width

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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