dth) KEY NOUN:
- The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
- A piece usually produced in a standard width: a breadth of canvas.
- Wide range or scope: breadth of knowledge.
- Tolerance; broadmindedness: a jurist of great breadth and wisdom.
- An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition.
Middle English breth
, from brede
(on the model of length