width
noun Etymology: 1wide Date: 1627 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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  • width — [wıdθ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: wide] 1.) [U and C] the distance from one side of something to the other →↑breadth, length ↑length width of ▪ What s the width of the desk? 3 feet/2 metres etc in width ▪ It s about six metres in width …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • width — [ wıdθ, wıtθ ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount the distance from one side of something to the other: BREADTH: The carpets are available in a choice of widths. width of: Increase the width of the margins by one inch. in width: The path is about two… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Width — Width, n. [From {Wide}.] The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • width — [width, witth] n. [< WIDE, by analogy with LENGTH, BREADTH] 1. the fact, quality, or condition of being wide; wideness 2. the size of something in terms of how wide it is; distance from side to side 3. a piece of something of a certain width… …   English World dictionary

  • width — /width, witth/ or, often, /with/, n. 1. extent from side to side; breadth; wideness. 2. a piece of the full wideness, as of cloth. [1620 30; WIDE + TH1, modeled on breadth, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • width — index caliber (measurement), extent, gamut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • width — 1620s, formed from WIDE (Cf. wide) on model of BREADTH (Cf. breadth), and replacing wideness. Johnson (1755) calls it a low word …   Etymology dictionary

  • width — [n] breadth, wideness of some amount amplitude, area, broadness, compass, cross measure, diameter, distance across, expanse, extent, girth, measure, range, reach, scope, span, squatness, stretch, thickness; concepts 760,788,792 Ant. height,… …   New thesaurus

  • width — ► NOUN 1) the measurement or extent of something from side to side; the lesser or least of two or more dimensions of a body. 2) a piece of something at its full extent from side to side. 3) wide range or extent …   English terms dictionary

  • width — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ the great width of his shoulders ▪ entire, full, overall, total, whole ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • width */*/ — UK [wɪdθ] / US / US [wɪtθ] noun Word forms width : singular width plural widths 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the distance from one side of something to the other The carpets are available in a choice of widths. width of: Increase the width of… …   English dictionary

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