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Definitions for width
wɪdθ, wɪtθ; often wɪθwidth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. width, breadthnoun

    the extent of something from side to side


  1. widthnoun

    The state of being wide.

  2. widthnoun

    The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.

  3. widthnoun

    A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.

  4. widthnoun

    The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.

  5. widthnoun

    The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.

    Manchester United like to play with width.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Widthnoun

    Breadth; wideness. A low word.

    Etymology: from wide.

    For the width of the mortess gage this side, then for the tennant, gage on that end of the quarter you intend the tennant shall be made. Joseph Moxon.

    Let thy vines in intervals be set,
    Indulge their width, and add a roomy space,
    That their extremest lines may scarce embrace. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widthnoun

    the quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door

  2. Etymology: [From Wide.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'width' in Nouns Frequency: #2534

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of width in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of width in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of width in a Sentence

  1. Professor Ugail:

    We take specific facial features. Very simple things like nose length is quite unique for that person, so we look at nose length, the width of the nose, the distance between eyes. So these are facial features that the computer recognizes as the person. So we take these - roughly 30 to 40 facial features we take from the face - and we use these facial features; we map it into the machine and then we produce the age, so what we've done in the case of George, we've taken his picture and then we've actually taken facial features and then aged him. We've also, in some experiments, what we've done is we've taken the parental information and then also applied the parental information and aged him as well.

  2. Ryan Seacrest:

    That is some real width, isnt it?

  3. Bobby Chaisson:

    They were about four and a half, five feet long and then the full width of the floor joist, so about 18 inches wide and 12 to 15 inches deep. So that was a big space they were in, they were doing really well.

  4. Antjuan Seawright:

    Many people underestimated the depth and width of the support among African-American voters that Vice President Biden has.

  5. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    Nothing is more beautiful than an organized width, and nothing is worse than an unorganized lapidary.

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