width

The noun width means the measurement of an object from one side to the other. The width of your twin bed is less than the width of your parents' queen-sized bed.

When you're talking about the dimensions of something, specifically how wide it is, you're discussing its width. The width of your backyard might not lend itself to a full croquet court, but you can still play horseshoes back there. And the width of the streets in some Midwestern cities might surprise you if you're used to narrow New England roads. Before the word width gained popularity in the 1620s, people used the now less common wideness instead.

Definitions of width
  1. noun
    the extent of something from side to side
    synonyms: breadth
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    broadness, wideness
    the property of being wide; having great width
    beam
    (nautical) breadth amidships
    narrowness
    the property of being narrow; having little width
    heaviness, thickness
    used of a line or mark
    fineness, thinness
    the property of being very narrow or thin
    type of:
    dimension
    the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
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