Breadth

  • 1 breadth — [bredθ, bretθ] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: brede breadth (11 19 centuries) (from Old English brAdu, from brad; BROAD1) + th (as in length)] 1.) [U and C] the distance from one side of something to the other = ↑width →↑broad, depth ↑depth, length… …

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  • 2 breadth — breadth; breadth·en; breadth·less; breadth·rid·er; breadth·ways; hand·breadth; breadth·wise; …

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  • 3 breadth — [ bredθ ] noun 1. ) count or uncount the distance from one side of an object to the other: WIDTH: 5 feet in breadth 2. ) uncount the fact that something includes a wide range of different things or ideas: The aim of these changes is to give the… …

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  • 4 Breadth — (br[e^]dth), n. [OE. brede, breede, whence later bredette, AS. br[=ae]du, fr. br[=a]d broad. See {Broad}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 breadth — 1520s, alteration of brede breadth, from O.E. brædu breadth, width, extent, from bræd; probably by analogy with long/length …

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  • 6 breadth — [bredth] n. [ME bræde < OE brædu < brad,BROAD; th by analogy with LENGTH] 1. the distance from side to side of a thing; width 2. a piece of a given and regular width [a breadth of satin] 3. lack of narrowness or of restriction [true breadth …

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  • 7 breadth — [n1] width broadness, diameter, distance across, latitude, span, spread, wideness; concept 760 breadth [n2] extent amplitude, area, compass, comprehensiveness, dimension, expanse, extensiveness, fullness, gamut, greatness, inclusiveness,… …

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  • 8 breadth — ► NOUN 1) the distance or measurement from side to side of something. 2) wide range: breadth of experience. 3) dated a piece of cloth of standard or full width. ORIGIN obsolete brede, related to BROAD(Cf. ↑broadness) …

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  • 9 breadth — index caliber (measurement), capacity (maximum), extent, gamut, purview, range Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 10 breadth — noun 1 distance between two sides of sth PREPOSITION ▪ in breadth ▪ The pool is 15 feet in breadth. PHRASES ▪ the length and breadth of sth ▪ He …

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  • 11 breadth — [[t]bre̱tθ, AM bre̱dθ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The breadth of something is the distance between its two sides. The breadth of the whole camp was 400 paces. Syn: width 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The breadth of something is its quality of… …

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  • 12 breadth — noun 1 (C, U) the distance from one side of something to the other; width: What is the breadth of this room? | 5 metres/3 feet etc in breadth: The boat measured eight feet in breadth compare length (1), width (1) 2 breadth of vision/mind/outlook… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 breadth — UK [bredθ] / US noun Word forms breadth : singular breadth plural breadths 1) [countable/uncountable] the distance from one side of an object to the other 5 metres in breadth 2) [uncountable] the fact that something includes a wide range of… …

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  • 14 Breadth — (Roget s Thesaurus) Thickness < N PARAG:Breadth >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 breadth breadth width latitude amplitude Sgm: N 1 diameter diameter bore caliber radius Sgm: N 1 superficial extent superficial extent &c.(space) 18 …

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  • 15 breadth — n. (formal) in breadth (it is ten feet in breadth) * * * [bredθ] (formal) in breadth (it is ten feet in breadth) …

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  • 16 breadth — noun Etymology: Middle English breadeth, breth, from brede breadth (from Old English brǣdu, from brād broad) + th (as in lengthe length) Date: 15th century 1. distance from side to side ; width 2. something of full width …

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  • 17 breadth — breadthless, adj. /bredth, bretth, breth/, n. 1. the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width. 2. an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth. 3.… …

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  • 18 breadth — [16] Breadth was formed in the 16th century by adding the suffix th (as in length) to the already existing noun brede ‘breadth’. This was an ancient formation, directly derived in prehistoric Germanic times from *braid , the stem of broad. It… …

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  • 19 breadth — noun 1) a breadth of 100 meters Syn: width, broadness, wideness, thickness; span; diameter 2) the breadth of his knowledge Syn: range, extent, scope, depth, reach, compass …

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  • 20 breadth — noun 1) a breadth of 100 metres Syn: width, broadness, thickness, span, diameter 2) the breadth of his knowledge Syn: range, extent, scope, depth, reach, compass …

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