Breadth



the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width:
a breadth of cloth.
freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality:
a person with great breadth of view.
size in general; extent.
Art. a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.
Contemporary Examples

The ‘Real Cliff,’ Ctd. Justin Green December 26, 2012
How Katrina Saved Lives Michael Chertoff August 27, 2009
From Smartphones to Abortion, the Supreme Court Is About to Decide on Several Major Cases Tim Mak June 15, 2014
Richard Ben Cramer Dies at 62 Justin Green January 7, 2013
Damsels in Distress Debate: The New ‘Twilight Saga’ vs. ‘Anna Karenina’ Anna Klassen, Marlow Stern November 16, 2012

Historical Examples

Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, First Part: Porulosa (Spumellaria and Acantharia) Ernst Haeckel
Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
Mesopotamian Archaeology Percy S. P. Handcock
The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
Cedar Creek Elizabeth Hely Walshe

noun
the linear extent or measurement of something from side to side; width
a piece of fabric having a standard or definite width
distance, extent, size, or dimension
openness and lack of restriction, esp of viewpoint or interest; liberality
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