Definition of width noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɪdθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪdθ//
    ; BrE BrE//wɪtθ//
    ; NAmE 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 metres 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? See related entries: Swimming
  4. compare length
    Word Originearly 17th cent.: from wide + -th, on the pattern of breadth (replacing wideness).Word Familywide adjective adverbwidely adverbwiden verbwidth nounExtra examples The boots are available in a choice of width fittings. The car is 1.775 m in width. The fabric is only available in a narrow width. The pattern goes across the full width of the material. The road narrows to a width of just four metres. The snow had narrowed the width of the road to a single track. The windows have a width of six feet. a platform that spanned the width of the room the great width of his shoulders Height: 210 mm. Width: 57 mm. Length: 170 mm. It’s about 10 metres in width.
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