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width

 (wĭdth, wĭth, wĭtth)
n.
1. The state, quality, or fact of being wide.
2. Abbr. w The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.
3. A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension or its crosswise grain, especially a piece of fabric measured from selvage to selvage.

[wide + -th.]

width

(wɪdθ)
n
1. the linear extent or measurement of something from side to side, usually being the shortest dimension or (for something fixed) the shortest horizontal dimension
2. the state or fact of being wide
3. a piece or section of something at its full extent from side to side: a width of cloth.
4. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) the distance across a rectangular swimming bath, as opposed to its length
[C17: from wide + -th1, analogous to breadth]

width

(wɪdθ, wɪtθ; often wɪθ)

n.
1. extent from side to side; breadth.
2. a piece of the full wideness of something, as cloth.
[1620–30; wide + -th1, modeled on breadth, etc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.width - 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"

width

noun breadth, extent, span, wideness, reach, range, measure, scope, diameter, compass, thickness, girth The width of the road has been increased to 20 ft.

width

noun
The extent of something from side to side:
Translations
إتِّساععَرْضعُرْض
šířka
breddevidde
leveyslaajuus
širina
szélesség
breiddbreidd, vídd
širina
bredd
ความกว้าง
genişlikengeniş olma
chiều rộng

width

[wɪdθ] N
1. [of street, river] → ancho m, anchura f
what width is the room?¿qué ancho or anchura tiene la habitación?
it is five metres in width; it has a width of five metrestiene cinco metros de ancho or anchura, tiene un ancho or una anchura de cinco metros
2. [of fabric, swimming pool] → ancho m
to swim a widthhacer un ancho (de la piscina)

width

[ˈwɪdθ] n
(= measurement across) → largeur f
the width of sth → la largeur de qch
in width → de large
It's 7 metres in width → Cela fait 7 mètres de large.
(= fact of being wide) → largeur f
I was amazed at the width of the river → J'étais stupéfait devant la largeur du fleuve.
[swimming pool] → largeur f
He can swim a width underwater → Il peut nager une largeur sous l'eau.

width

n
Breite f; (of trouser legs, skirts etc)Weite f; six feet in widthsechs Fuß breit; what is the width of the material?wie breit liegt dieser Stoff?
(= piece of material)Breite f; three widths of clothdrei mal die Breite

width

[wɪdθ] n (see adj) → larghezza, ampiezza; (of fabric) → altezza
it's 7 metres in width → è largo 7 metri

wide

(waid) adjective
1. great in extent, especially from side to side. wide streets; Her eyes were wide with surprise.
2. being a certain distance from one side to the other. This material is three metres wide; How wide is it?
3. great or large. He won by a wide margin.
4. covering a large and varied range of subjects etc. a wide experience of teaching.
adverb
with a great distance from top to bottom or side to side. He opened his eyes wide.
ˈwidely adverb
ˈwiden verb
to make, or become, wide or wider. They have widened the road; The lane widens here.
ˈwideness noun
width (widθ) noun
1. size from side to side. What is the width of this material?; This fabric comes in three different widths.
2. the state of being wide.
ˌwide-ˈranging adjective
(of interests etc) covering a large number of subjects etc.
ˈwidespread adjective
spread over a large area or among many people. widespread hunger and disease.
give a wide berth (to)
to keep well away from. I give people with colds a wide berth / give a wide berth to people with colds.
wide apart
a great (or greater than average) distance away from one another. He held his hands wide apart.
wide awake
fully awake.
wide open
fully open. The door was wide open; Her eyes are wide open but she seems to be asleep.

width

عُرْض šířka bredde Breite πλάτος anchura leveys largeur širina larghezza breedte bredde szerokość largura ширина bredd ความกว้าง genişlik chiều rộng 宽度

width

n. anchura, ancho.

width

n anchura, ancho
References in classic literature ?
In the large and pleasant salon which extended across the width of the house, the Ratignolles entertained their friends once a fortnight with a soiree musicale, sometimes diversified by card-playing.
The narrows, which connect what may be called, in truth, two lakes, are crowded with islands to such a degree as to leave passages between them frequently of only a few feet in width.
The truth was,--and it is Phoebe's only excuse,--that, although Judge Pyncheon's glowing benignity might not be absolutely unpleasant to the feminine beholder, with the width of a street, or even an ordinary-sized room, interposed between, yet it became quite too intense, when this dark, full-fed physiognomy (so roughly bearded, too, that no razor could ever make it smooth) sought to bring itself into actual contact with the object of its regards.
The pond, oblong in shape, had a width so scant compared to its length that, with its ends out of view, it might have been taken for a scant river.
Though, in these cases, the direction taken by any one whale be straight as a surveyor's parallel, and though the line of advance be strictly confined to its own unavoidable, straight wake, yet the arbitrary vein in which at these times he is said to swim, generally embraces some few miles in width (more or less, as the vein is presumed to expand or contract); but never exceeds the visual sweep from the whale-ship's mast-heads, when circumspectly gliding along this magic zone.
The largest, a middle one, is in width something less than three feet, and in depth more than four.
It was brought to me after the room was cleared, and I will now make a "life-size" sketch of it by tracing a line around it with my pen, to show the width of the weapon.
Suddenly they stopped again, paused, struck out the time afresh, formed into lines the width of the public way, and, with their heads low down and their hands high up, swooped screaming off.
There was plenty of width for that, and room to spare; which is perhaps the reason why Scrooge thought he saw a locomotive hearse going on before him in the gloom.
Now all is polish, on which no yesterday's dust is ever allowed to rest, from the yard's width of oaken boards round the carpet, to the old Squire's gun and whips and walking-sticks, ranged on the stag's antlers above the mantelpiece.
To the jacket he added a short cloak, which scarcely reached half way down his thigh; it was of crimson cloth, though a good deal soiled, lined with bright yellow; and as he could transfer it from one shoulder to the other, or at his pleasure draw it all around him, its width, contrasted with its want of longitude, formed a fantastic piece of drapery.
However, all these discoveries are nothing, to my mind, compared with that which I was able to make, in the presence of the acting-manager, in the managers' office, within a couple of inches from the desk-chair, and which consisted of a trap-door, the width of a board in the flooring and the length of a man's fore-arm and no longer; a trap-door that falls back like the lid of a box; a trap-door through which I can see a hand come and dexterously fumble at the pocket of a swallow-tail coat.