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Meaning of “width” in the English Dictionary

"width" in British English

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widthnoun

uk   us   /wɪtθ/ /wɪdθ/
B2 [C or U] the ​distanceacross something from one ​side to the other: It is five ​metres in width. The ​needle is seven ​timessmaller than the width of a ​humanhair. The ​material is ​available in ​various widths.
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[C] the ​distanceacross a ​swimmingpool from one ​side to the other: I ​managed to ​swim two widths ​underwater.

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Wide and thick
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(Definition of width from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"width" in American English

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widthnoun [C/U]

 us   /wɪtθ, wɪdθ/
the ​distanceacross something from one ​side to the other: [C] The ​shoes are ​available in three widths.
(Definition of width from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “width”
in Arabic عَرْض…
in Korean 너비…
in Portuguese largura…
in Catalan amplada…
in Japanese 幅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宽度, 广度, (游泳池的)池宽…
in Turkish genişlik, en, havuz genişliği…
in Russian ширина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寬度, 廣度, (游泳池的)池寬…
in Italian larghezza…
in Polish szerokość, szerokość (basenu)…
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