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1. breadth

noun. ['ˈbrɛdθ'] the extent of something from side to side.

Synonyms

  • wideness
  • dimension
  • broadness
  • broad
  • wide
  • width
  • narrow
  • beam

Antonyms

  • wide
  • narrowness
  • narrow
  • broad-mindedness

Etymology

  • -th (English)
  • -th (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broad (English)
  • brood (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Breadth

  • bandwidth
  • hundredth
  • thousandth
  • width

How do you pronounce breadth?

Pronounce breadth as brɛdθ.

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Sentences with breadth


1. Noun, singular or mass
The complexity of your task depends entirely on the breadth of the category you have chosen.

2. Verb, base form
The tone should be honest, and the statement should focus on depth, not breadth.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
These courses are designed to give students breadth of knowledge before they focus primarily on their major coursework.

Quotes about breadth


1. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

2. Sir,’ said Stephen, ‘I read novels with the utmost pertinacity. I look upon them--I look upon good novels--as a very valuable part of literature, conveying more exact and finely-distinguished knowledge of the human heart and mind than almost any other, with greater breadth and depth and fewer constraints.
- Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation

3. I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!
- Helen Keller, The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887 1901) and a Supplementary Account of Her Education Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of Her Teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan by John Albert Macy

2. hairs-breadth

noun. a very small distance or space.

Synonyms

  • small indefinite quantity
  • small indefinite amount
  • hairsbreadth
  • hair

3. hair's-breadth

noun. a very small distance or space.

Synonyms

  • small indefinite quantity
  • small indefinite amount
  • hairsbreadth
  • hair

4. breadth

noun. ['ˈbrɛdθ'] the capacity to understand a broad range of topics.

Synonyms

  • comprehensiveness
  • capaciousness
  • largeness
  • roominess

Antonyms

  • tolerance
  • littleness
  • smallness
  • thickness

Etymology

  • -th (English)
  • -th (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broad (English)
  • brood (Middle English (1100-1500))
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