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Definition 1: the extent of something from side to side - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for breadth in the sense of this definition

(breadth is a kind of ...) the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

(... is a kind of breadth ) the property of being wide; having great width

(... is a kind of breadth ) (nautical) breadth amidships

(... is a kind of breadth ) the property of being narrow; having little width

"the narrowness of the road"

(... are attributes of breadth) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

"wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

(... are attributes of breadth) not wide

"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"

Definition 2: the capacity to understand a broad range of topics - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where breadth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject
  • a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views

Synonyms for breadth in the sense of this definition

(breadth is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of breadth ) intellectual breadth

"the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary" "his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess"

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