Pronunciation: (bredth, bretth, breth),[key] —n. 1. the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
2. an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth. 3. freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: a person with great breadth of view. 4. size in general; extent.
5. Art.a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.