Width vs Breadth – What’s the difference?

Width vs Breadth - What's the difference?
Breadth is a related term of width. Width is a synonym of breadth. As nouns the difference between width and breadth is that width is the state of being wide while breadth is the extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.




(wikipedia width )
(en noun )

  • The state of being wide.
  • The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.
  • A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.
  • (cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.
  • (sports) The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.
  • Manchester United like to play with width .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011
    , date=September 18
    , author=Ben Dirs
    , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia
    , work=BBC Sport
    , page=
    , passage=England looked to put width on the ball after the restart, Armitage very nearly going over in the corner only for the video referee to decide his foot was in touch. But Armitage did get on the score-sheet five minutes later, Ben Foden straightening and putting the London Irish man in. }}


    * (extent or measure of how broad or wide something is) breadth




    (en noun )

  • The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.
  • A piece of fabric of standard width.
  • Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.
  • (math) (graph theory ) the length of the longest path between two vertices on a graph
  • Synonyms

    * (extent or measure of how broad something is) width
    * (piece of fabric of standard width)
    * (scope or range) extent, range, scope, size

    Derived terms

    * acre breadth
    * bizygomatic breadth
    * breadth of accommodation
    * breadthen
    * breadth-first search
    * breadth-first traversal
    * breadth-height index
    * breadth index
    * breadth indicator
    * breadthless
    * breadth-line
    * breadth of effect
    * breadth of market
    * breadth-of-market theory
    * breadth of mind
    * breadth of the market
    * breadth of tone
    * breadth-riders
    * breadthways
    * breadthwise
    * curve of constant breadth
    * finger-breadth, fingerbreadth
    * finger’s breadth
    * foot-breadth, footbreadth
    * hairbreadth
    * hair’s breadth, hairsbreadth
    * handbreadth, hand’s breadth, handsbreadth
    * index of breadth
    * straw-breadth, straw’s breadth