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 Dictionary entry overview: What does breadth mean? 

BREADTH (noun)
  The noun BREADTH has 2 senses:

1. the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
2. the extent of something from side to side

  Familiarity information: BREADTH used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BREADTH (noun)

Sense 1breadth [BACK TO TOP]


The capacity to understand a broad range of topics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


breadth; largeness; comprehensiveness

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("breadth" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "breadth"):

capaciousness; roominess (intellectual breadth)

Sense 2breadth [BACK TO TOP]


The extent of something from side to side

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


width; breadth

Hypernyms ("breadth" is a kind of...):

dimension (the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height))


broad; wide (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other)

narrow (not wide)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "breadth"):

broadness; wideness (the property of being wide; having great width)

beam ((nautical) breadth amidships)

narrowness (the property of being narrow; having little width)

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