from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
- n. A piece usually produced in a standard width: a breadth of canvas.
- n. Wide range or scope: breadth of knowledge.
- n. Tolerance; broadmindedness: a jurist of great breadth and wisdom.
- n. An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.
- n. A piece of fabric of standard width.
- n. Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.
- n. (graph theory) the length of the longest path between two vertices on a graph
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The measure of the second principal diameter of a surface or solid, the first being length, and the third (in the case of a solid) thickness.
- n. Hence Figuratively, largeness; freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: as, breadth of culture, breadth of view, etc.
- n. That quality in a work of art, whether pictorial or plastic, which is obtained by the simple, clear rendering of essential forms, and the strict subordination of details to general effect.
- n. In logic, extension; an aggregate of subjects of which a logical term can be predicated.
- n. Something that has breadth; specifically, a piece of a fabric of the regular width; a width.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the extent of something from side to side
- n. the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
Middle English breth, from brede (on the model of length, length).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
broad + -th (Wiktionary)