- A room that is 20 feet wide is an example of a room with a breadth of 20 feet.
- The extent of your knowledge on a subject is an example of the breadth of your knowledge.
- the distance from side to side of a thing; width
- a piece of a given and regular width: a breadth of satin
- extent or scope, esp. when broad or ample: a true breadth of learning
- Art an effect of unity and inclusiveness achieved as by subordinating details
Origin of breadthMiddle English bræde ; from Old English brædu ; from brad, broad; -th by analogy with length
- The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
- A piece usually produced in a standard width: a breadth of canvas.
- a. Wide range or scope: breadth of knowledge.b. Tolerance; broadmindedness: a jurist of great breadth and wisdom.
- An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition.
Origin of breadthMiddle English bredth, breth, alteration (on the model of length, length) of brede, from Old English br&aemac;d.