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  • width — [wıdθ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: wide] 1.) [U and C] the distance from one side of something to the other →↑breadth, length ↑length width of ▪ What s the width of the desk? 3 feet/2 metres etc in width ▪ It s about six metres in width …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • width — [ wıdθ, wıtθ ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount the distance from one side of something to the other: BREADTH: The carpets are available in a choice of widths. width of: Increase the width of the margins by one inch. in width: The path is about two… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Width — Cotton fabrics are bought and sold in Lancashire either actual or nominal width. The trade allows the use of these two terms, and understands that actual means full width, whereas nominal means less than full width, thus 36 in. actual will… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • width — [width, witth] n. [< WIDE, by analogy with LENGTH, BREADTH] 1. the fact, quality, or condition of being wide; wideness 2. the size of something in terms of how wide it is; distance from side to side 3. a piece of something of a certain width… …   English World dictionary

  • width — /width, witth/ or, often, /with/, n. 1. extent from side to side; breadth; wideness. 2. a piece of the full wideness, as of cloth. [1620 30; WIDE + TH1, modeled on breadth, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • width — index caliber (measurement), extent, gamut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • width — 1620s, formed from WIDE (Cf. wide) on model of BREADTH (Cf. breadth), and replacing wideness. Johnson (1755) calls it a low word …   Etymology dictionary

  • width — [n] breadth, wideness of some amount amplitude, area, broadness, compass, cross measure, diameter, distance across, expanse, extent, girth, measure, range, reach, scope, span, squatness, stretch, thickness; concepts 760,788,792 Ant. height,… …   New thesaurus

  • width — ► NOUN 1) the measurement or extent of something from side to side; the lesser or least of two or more dimensions of a body. 2) a piece of something at its full extent from side to side. 3) wide range or extent …   English terms dictionary

  • width — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ the great width of his shoulders ▪ entire, full, overall, total, whole ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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