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Definition of width noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//wɪtθ//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the measurement from one side of something to the other; how wide something is It's about 10 yards in width. The terrace runs the full width of the house. The carpet is available in different widths.
  2. 2[countable] a piece of material of a particular width You'll need two widths of fabric for each curtain.
  3. 3[countable] the distance between the two long sides of a swimming pool How many widths can you swim? compare length
  4. Word Familywide adjective adverbwidely adverbwiden verbwidth noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: width