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breadth

 (brĕdth)
n.
1. The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
2. A piece usually produced in a standard width: a breadth of canvas.
3.
a. Wide range or scope: breadth of knowledge.
b. Tolerance; broadmindedness: a jurist of great breadth and wisdom.
4. An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition.

[Middle English bredth, breth, alteration (on the model of length, length) of brede, from Old English brǣd.]

breadth

(brɛdθ; brɛtθ)
n
1. the linear extent or measurement of something from side to side; width
2. (Textiles) a piece of fabric having a standard or definite width
3. distance, extent, size, or dimension
4. openness and lack of restriction, esp of viewpoint or interest; liberality
[C16: from obsolete brēde (from Old English brǣdu, from brād broad) + -th1; related to Gothic braidei, Old High German breitī]

breadth

(brɛdθ, brɛtθ, brɛθ)

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, as of viewpoint or interests.
4. size in general; extent; scope.
[1515–25; earlier bredeth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadth - the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
capaciousness, roominess - intellectual breadth; "the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary"; "his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess"
2.breadth - the extent of something from side to side
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
broadness, wideness - the property of being wide; having great width
beam - (nautical) breadth amidships
narrowness - the property of being narrow; having little width; "the narrowness of the road"

breadth

noun
1. width, spread, beam, span, latitude, broadness, wideness The breadth of the whole camp was 400 metres.
2. extent, area, reach, range, measure, size, scale, spread, sweep, scope, magnitude, compass, expanse, vastness, amplitude, comprehensiveness, extensiveness The breadth of his knowledge filled me with admiration.

breadth

noun
The extent of something from side to side:
Translations
سعة الصدر، مدىعرْضمساحة تساوي عرْض الشيء
šířkašíře
breddetoleranceudsynvidde
belvilágszéles látókör
breiddyfirgrip, víîsÿni
platumasplotis
plašumsplatums
širina

breadth

[bretθ] N
1. (= width) → anchura f, ancho m
to be two metres in breadthtener dos metros de ancho
2. (fig) [of experience, knowledge] → amplitud f

breadth

[ˈbrɛdθ ˈbrɛtθ] n
(= dimension) → largeur f
[knowledge, experience] → étendue f
the length and breadth of sth (= throughout) → d'un bout à l'autre de qch

breadth

nBreite f; (of ideas, theory)(Band)breite f; a hundred metres (Brit) or meters (US) in breadthhundert Meter breit; his breadth of outlook (= open-mindedness)seine große Aufgeschlossenheit; (= variety of interests)seine große Vielseitigkeit; the breadth of his comprehensionsein umfassendes Verständnis

breadth

[brɛtθ] n (also) (fig) → larghezza
to be 2 metres in breadth → misurare 2 metri di larghezza, essere largo/a 2 metri

breadth

(bredθ) noun
1. width; size from side to side. the breadth of a table.
2. scope or extent. breadth of outlook.
3. a distance equal to the width (of a swimming-pool etc).
References in classic literature ?
Now don't forget to keep the bad breadth out of sight, Jo.
The stone did not give the fraction of the breadth of a hair.
He was tall and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.
I told you to take that loping miscreant under the line of white point; now, if your bullet went a hair's breadth it went two inches above it.
east direction, are of a great length and breadth, and not far distant from each other.
Looked at in one way each breadth stands alone, the bloated curves and flourishes--a kind of "debased Romanesque" with delirium tremens--go waddling up and down in isolated columns of fatuity.
The principal entrance, which had almost the breadth of a church-door, was in the angle between the two front gables, and was covered by an open porch, with benches beneath its shelter.
Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
The sum is, that at particular seasons within that breadth and along that path, migrating whales may with great confidence be looked for.
The lines, of which, hardly an instant before, not one hand's breadth could have been gained, were now in long quick coils flung back all dripping into the boats, and soon the whale broke water within two ship's lengths of the hunters.
Having, naturally, an organization in which the morale was strongly predominant, together with a greater breadth and cultivation of mind than obtained among his companions, he was looked up to with great respect, as a sort of minister among them; and the simple, hearty, sincere style of his exhortations might have edified even better educated persons.
I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more ethereal, as our sky--our understanding more comprehensive and broader, like our plains--our intellect generally on a grander seale, like our thunder and lightning, our rivers and mountains and forests-and our hearts shall even correspond in breadth and depth and grandeur to our inland seas.