Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Words used to describe width

across

adverb, preposition

used for showing the width of something

attenuated

adjective

long and thin

broad

adjective

wide

elongated

adjective

longer and narrower than is normal or natural

fat

adjective

a fat object is thicker than other objects of the same type

filmy

adjective

so thin that you can see through it

fine

adjective

very thin and narrow, not thick or heavy

hairline

adjective

a hairline crack is very narrow

narrow

adjective

small in width, especially when compared to how high or long something is

paper-thin

adjective

extremely thin

slender

adjective

not very wide

slim

adjective

narrow

slimline

adjective

having a shape or design that is thinner than usual

spidery

adjective

long and thin

squat

adjective

wide and not very tall or high

thick

adjective

a thick object or material has a long distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces

thick

adjective

used for stating the distance between the opposite surfaces or edges of a solid object

thin

adjective

a thin object or material has only a short distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces

wafer-thin

adjective

extremely thin

wide

adjective

measuring a large distance from one side to the other

wide

adjective

measuring a particular distance from one side to the other

the deep web

a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed with conventional browsers or search tools, often used for illegal activity

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

digital hermit

a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog