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”).
breadth (plural breadths)
- 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.
- (mathematics) (graph theory) the length of the longest path between two vertices on a graph
- (extent or measure of how broad something is): width
- (piece of fabric of standard width):
- (scope or range): extent, range, scope, size