Meaning of BREADTH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbretth, ˈbredth, ÷ˈbreth ]


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


a. : comprehensive quality : scope

the breadth of his learning

b. : liberality of views or taste

breadth of mind

• breadth·wise -ˌwīz adverb or adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.