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brɛdθ, brɛtθ, brɛθbreadth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breadth, comprehensiveness, largenessnoun

    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"

  2. width, breadthnoun

    the extent of something from side to side


  1. breadthnoun

    The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.

  2. breadthnoun

    A piece of fabric of standard width.

  3. breadthnoun

    Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Breadthnoun

    The measure of any plain superficies from side to side.

    Etymology: from brad, broad, Saxon.

    There is in Ticinum, in Italy, a church that hath windows only from above: it is in length an hundred feet, in breadth twenty, and in height near fifty; having a door in the midst. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 794.

    The river Ganges, according unto later relations, if not in length, yet in breadth and depth, may be granted to excel it. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 7.

    Then all approach the slain with vast surprize,
    Admire on what a breadth of earth he lies. Dryden.

    In our Gothick cathedrals, the narrowness of the arch makes it rise in height; the lowness opens it in breadth. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breadthadjective

    distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breadth

    bredth, n. extent from side to side: width: a style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.—adv. Breadth′ways, broadside on. [A.S. brǽdu; Ger. briete. See Broad.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breadth

    The measure of a vessel from side to side in any particular place athwart-ships. (See STRAIGHT OF BREADTH, HEIGHT OF BREADTH, TOP-TIMBER BREADTH, &c.)--Breadth of beam, extreme breadth of a ship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breadth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breadth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of breadth in a Sentence

  1. Gordon Sondlund:

    Every time I get down into the weeds (with the campaign), I'm impressed by how much breadth and depth there is to the organization.

  2. Rishi Khosla:

    It is notoriously hard to get information out of Chinese companies, which is why good research differentiates, in China, you don't have the breadth and depth of coverage you have in Europe and the U.S. The market is significantly more nascent.

  3. Peter Kucik:

    There is a lot of breadth to authorize things more broadly than they’ve been authorized, provided that the broad (legislative) contours are adhered to.

  4. Andrew Cuomo:

    He is just phenomenal. The breadth of his ability, I mean, just look at all the roles he's played, he can do anything, right ? ' Deer Hunter,'' Cape Fear,' he can do comedy... how' bout' Taxi Driver ?'.

  5. Phoenix Financial Kaufman:

    Market breadth, while it hasn't been wonderful, has been positive.

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