From Middle English breedthe, bredethe, alteration (due to nouns ending in -th: length, strength, wrength, etc.) of Middle English brede ("breadth"; see bread). Equivalent to broad + -th. Cognate with Scots bredth (“breadth”), Saterland Frisian Bratte (“breadth”), West Frisian breedte (“breadth”), Dutch breedte (“breadth”), German Low German Breddte, Breddt (“breadth”), German Breite (“breadth”), Danish bredde (“breadth”).
- 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.
- (arts) A style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.
- (graph theory) The length of the longest path between two vertices in a graph.
- (extent or measure of how broad something is): width
- (piece of fabric of standard width):
- (scope or range): extent, range, scope, size
- acre breadth
- bizygomatic breadth
- breadth of accommodation
- breadth-first search
- breadth-first traversal
- breadth-height index
- breadth index
- breadth indicator
- breadth of effect
- breadth of market
- breadth-of-market theory
- breadth of mind
- breadth of the market
- breadth of tone