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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: wide

width

noun
     
width
1 [uncountable and countable] the distance from one side of something to the other [↪ breadth, length]
width of
What's the width of the desk?
3 feet/2 metres etc in width
It's about six metres in width.
2

run/extend the (full) width of something

to exist from one side of something to the other:
a covered terrace extending the full width of the house
3 [countable] the distance from one side of a swimming pool to the other:
I swam 10 widths.
4 [countable]TM a piece of cloth that has been measured and cut
width of
four widths of curtain material
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