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noun width pronunciation in American English /wɪdθ/width pronunciation in American English /wɪtθ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the distance from one side of something to the other
    The carpets are available in a choice of widths.
    width of: Increase the width of the margins by one inch.
    in width: The path is about two yards in width.
    1. a.
      [countable] the distance from one side of a swimming pool to the other
      Swimming a width is their first major achievement in water.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the quality of being wide
    The jacket seems to emphasize the width of his shoulders.
  3. 3
    [countable] a piece of cloth that has a particular measurement from one side to the other
    You need a width and a half for each curtain.

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