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WIDTH, n. [from wide.] Breadth; wideness; the extent of a thing from side to side; as the width of cloth; the width of a door.
noun Etymology: 1wide Date: 1627
n. 1 measurement or distance from side to side. 2 a large extent. 3 breadth or liberality of thought, views, etc. 4 a strip of material of full width as woven. Derivatives: widthways adv. widthwise adv. Etymology: 17th c. (as WIDE, -TH(2)) replacing wideness
Width Width, n. [From Wide.] The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.
(widths) 1. The width of something is the distance it measures from one side or edge to the other. Measure the full width of the window... The road was reduced to 18ft in width by adding parking bays... Saddles are made in a wide range of different widths. N-VAR: oft N of n 2. The width of something is its quality of being wide. The best utensil for steaming is a wok because its width easily accommodates a whole fish. N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss 3. A width is the distance from one side of a swimming pool to the other. We swam several widths. N-COUNT
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