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.
Origin and Etymology of width
First Known Use: 1627
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)
WIDTH Defined for Kids
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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