Breath vs. Breadth - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Breadth

    In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. In other contexts, length is a measured dimension of an object. For example, it is possible to cut a length of wire shorter than the wire's width. Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length. Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed). In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a base unit, from which other units are derived.

Wiktionary

  • Breath (noun)

    The breathing.

    "I could hear the breath of the runner behind me."

    "The child's breath came quickly and unevenly."

  • Breath (noun)

    A single act of breathing in or out.

    "I took a deep breath and started the test."

  • Breath (noun)

    Air expelled from the lungs.

    "I could feel the runner's breath on my shoulder."

  • Breath (noun)

    A rest or pause.

    "Let's stop for a breath when we get to the top of the hill."

  • Breath (noun)

    A small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense.

    "Even with all the windows open, there is hardly a breath of air in here."

    "If she had a breath of common sense, she would never have spoken to the man in the first place."

  • Breath (noun)

    Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.

  • Breath (noun)

    Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

  • Breadth (noun)

    The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.

  • Breadth (noun)

    A piece of fabric of standard width.

  • Breadth (noun)

    Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.

  • Breadth (noun)

    A style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.

  • Breadth (noun)

    The length of the longest vertices in a graph.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Breath (noun)

    the air taken into or expelled from the lungs

    "I was gasping for breath"

    "his breath smelled of garlic"

  • Breath (noun)

    an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs

    "she drew in a quick breath"

  • Breath (noun)

    the power of breathing; life.

  • Breath (noun)

    a slight movement of air

    "the weather was balmy, not a breath of wind"

  • Breath (noun)

    a sign, hint, or suggestion

    "he avoided the slightest breath of scandal"

Webster Dictionary

  • Breath (noun)

    The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.

  • Breath (noun)

    The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.

  • Breath (noun)

    The power of respiration, and hence, life.

  • Breath (noun)

    Time to breathe; respite; pause.

  • Breath (noun)

    A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.

  • Breath (noun)

    Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.

  • Breath (noun)

    A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.

  • Breath (noun)

    A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.

  • Breath (noun)

    Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.

  • Breath (noun)

    Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

  • Breadth (noun)

    Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Breath (noun)

    the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing;

    "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"

    "he was fighting to his last breath"

  • Breath (noun)

    the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration;

    "his sour breath offended her"

  • Breath (noun)

    a short respite

  • Breath (noun)

    an indirect suggestion;

    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

  • Breath (noun)

    a slight movement of the air;

    "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

  • Breadth (noun)

    an ability to understand a broad range of topics;

    "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"

  • Breadth (noun)

    the extent of something from side to side

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