[width, witth or, often, with]
extent from side to side; breadth; wideness.
a piece of the full wideness, as of cloth.

1620–30; wide + -th1, modeled on breadth, etc.

width, with.
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width (wɪdθ)
1.  the linear extent or measurement of something from side to side, usually being the shortest dimension or (for something fixed) the shortest horizontal dimension
2.  the state or fact of being wide
3.  a piece or section of something at its full extent from side to side: a width of cloth
4.  the distance across a rectangular swimming bath, as opposed to its length
[C17: from wide + -th1, analogous to breadth]

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Word Origin & History

1627, formed on model of breadth, and replacing wideness. Johnson (1755) calls it "a low word."
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Example sentences
Wading to the far side of the creek, she stooped to stretch her tape measure the width of the flow.
After packing, measure the height, width and length of your bags and weigh them to ensure they fit the guidelines of your airline.
Measure the length plus width plus height of your luggage to calculate its overall measurement.
Softwood with a nominal width of two to six inches is about half an inch less
  in actual width.
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