Meaning of BREADTH in English

BREADTH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hair's breadth

The bullet missed me by a hair’s breadth.

sb's breadth of knowledge (= when you know a lot about all the different parts of something )

They lack his breadth of knowledge about the industry.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

The melody is arranged in three octaves instead of two, for greater breadth and sonority.

This is not the book with the greatest breadth or depth, but it is handy and easy to read.

A more tentative evolution towards greater breadth and flexibility would be expected.

But shortage of teachers and timetabling problems make it very difficult for schools to work any great breadth into the system.

Besides raising important matters of principle, the ban proved unwieldy in operation because of the great breadth of the civil service.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the length and breadth of the area/country/land etc

But the Jaipur is hoping that eventually passengers will be eating their food the length and breadth of the country.

They dogged him the length and breadth of the country, wherever the small troupe of players appeared.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

His research for the book took him across the full breadth of the country.

One thing I noticed right away was the breadth of the training that the workers were given.

the breadth of the ocean

This flower resembles a lily and may reach a breadth of four inches.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Across the whole breadth of the story, meanwhile, fly the Nazgûl.

Concerns have also been raised about the breadth of the field of candidates.

Someday I want to travel the length and breadth of it by train.

This is not the book with the greatest breadth or depth, but it is handy and easy to read.

Thus allowing the student to be certificated for a breadth of technique in string instruments.

What is so striking though is the breadth and depth of the Bund's response to the situation it faced.

What is the length and breadth of the largest forest area?

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