Meaning of BREADTH in English
— breadthless , adj.
/bredth, bretth, breth/ , n.
1. the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
2. an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth.
3. freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: a person with great breadth of view.
4. size in general; extent.
5. Art. a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.
[ 1515-25; earlier bredeth, equiv. to brede breadth (ME; OE braedu, equiv. to braed-, mutated var. of brad BROAD + -u n. suffix) + -TH 1; akin to G Breite, Goth braidei ]
Syn. 3. latitude, impartiality, open-mindedness. 4. scope, range, reach, compass, span.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012