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English definition of “width”

width

noun     /wɪtθ/ /wɪdθ/
B2 [C or U] the distance across something from one side to the other: It is five metres in width. The needle is seven times smaller than the width of a human hair . The material is available in various widths. → See also wideMeasurements of length and distanceWide and thick [C] the distance across a swimming pool from one side to the other: I managed to swim two widths underwater .Measurements in generalSwimming wideGrammar:MeasurementsGrammar:Area: length, width, depth and heightWe use the nouns length, width, depth and height and the adjectives long, wide, deep and high to talk about area and size:Grammar:Weight and volumeWe use the verb weigh to measure weight:Grammar:Frequency, speed, timeWe use many different expressions to describe frequency, speed and time. Here are some of them:
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