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Meaning of BREADTH

Pronunciation:  bredth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the extent of something from side to side
  2. [n]  an ability to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"

BREADTH is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: comprehensiveness, width
 See Also: broadness, dimension, intelligence, narrowness, wideness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Breadth\, n. [OE. brede, breede, whence later bredette,
AS. br?du, fr. br[=a]d broad. See {Broad}, a.]
1. Distance from side to side of any surface or thing;
   measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.

2. (Fine Arts) The quality of having the colors and shadows
   broad and massive, and the arrangement of objects such as
   to avoid to great multiplicity of details, producing an
   impression of largeness and simple grandeur; -- called
   also {breadth of effect}.

         Breadth of coloring is a prominent character in the
         painting of all great masters.        --Weale.

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