width /wɪdθ/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: adverb : ↑ wide , ↑ widely ; verb : ↑ widen ; noun : ↑ width ; adjective : ↑ wide ]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Origin: wide ]
1 . [uncountable and countable] the distance from one side of something to the other ⇨ breadth , length
What’s the width of the desk?
three feet/two metres etc in width
It’s about six metres in width.
2 . run/extend the (full) width of something to exist from one side of something to the other:
a covered terrace extending the full width of the house
3 . [countable] the distance from one side of a swimming pool to the other:
I swam ten widths.
4 . [countable] a piece of cloth that has been measured and cut
four widths of curtain material