Meaning of BREADTH in English


breadth /bredθ, bretθ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: brede 'breadth' (11-19 centuries) (from Old English brædu , from brad ; ⇨ ↑ broad 1 ) + -th (as in length ) ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the distance from one side of something to the other SYN width ⇨ broad , depth , length

breadth of

the breadth of the river

5 metres/3 feet etc in breadth

The boat measured 15 feet in length and 4 feet in breadth.

2 . [uncountable] the quality of including a lot of different people, things, or ideas ⇨ broad , depth

breadth of

The job wasn’t giving him the breadth of experience he wanted.

His breadth of knowledge was amazing.

a politician known for his breadth of vision

We need to provide more breadth in the college curriculum.

⇨ HAIR’S BREADTH , ⇨ the length and breadth of at ↑ length (8)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.