Meaning of BREADTH in English

BREADTH

transcription, транскрипция: [ bretθ, AM bredθ ]

1.

The breadth of something is the distance between its two sides.

The breadth of the whole camp was 400 paces.

= width

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n

2.

The breadth of something is its quality of consisting of or involving many different things.

Older people have a tremendous breadth of experience...

His breadth of knowledge filled me with admiration.

= range

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n

3.

If you say that someone does something or something happens throughout or across the length and breadth of a place, you are emphasizing that it happens everywhere in that place.

The group built their reputation by playing across the length and breadth of North America...

She has travelled the length and breadth of Britain.

PHRASE : PHR n [ emphasis ]

4.

see also hair’s breadth

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