Meaning of BREADTH in English

BREADTH

/ bredθ; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]

1.

the distance or measurement from one side to the other; how broad or wide sth is

SYN width :

She estimated the breadth of the lake to be 500 metres.

—compare length

2.

a wide range (of knowledge, interests, etc.) :

He was surprised at her breadth of reading.

The curriculum needs breadth and balance.

a new political leader whose breadth of vision (= willingness to accept new ideas) can persuade others to change

IDIOMS

see length

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WORD ORIGIN

early 16th cent.: from obsolete brede in the same sense (related to broad ) + -th , on the pattern of length .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.