# Width vs. Circumference — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Width➦

The measurement or extent of something from side to side; the lesser of two or the least of three dimensions of a body
The yard was about seven feet in width

#### Circumference➦

In geometry, the circumference (from Latin circumferens, meaning "carrying around") is the perimeter of a circle or ellipse. That is, the circumference would be the arc length of the circle, as if it were opened up and straightened out to a line segment.

#### Width➦

Wide range or extent
The width of experience required for these positions

#### Circumference➦

The enclosing boundary of a curved geometric figure, especially a circle.

#### Width➦

The state, quality, or fact of being wide.

#### Circumference➦

The boundary line of a circle.

#### Width➦

Abbr. w The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.

#### Circumference➦

The boundary line of an area or object.

#### Width➦

A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension or its crosswise grain, especially a piece of fabric measured from selvage to selvage.

#### Circumference➦

Abbr. c or circ. The length of such a line.

#### Width➦

The state of being wide.

#### Circumference➦

The margin or area surrounding something.

#### Width➦

The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.

#### Circumference➦

(geometry) The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure Category:en:Curves

#### Width➦

A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.

#### Circumference➦

(geometry) The length of such a line

#### Width➦

(cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.

#### Circumference➦

(obsolete) The surface of a round or spherical object

#### Width➦

(sports) The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.
Manchester United like to play with width.

#### Circumference➦

(graph theory) The length of the longest cycle of a graph

#### Width➦

The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.

#### Circumference➦

To include in a circular space; to bound.

#### Width➦

The extent of something from side to side

#### Circumference➦

The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.

#### Circumference➦

A circle; anything circular.
His ponderous shield . . .Behind him cast. The broad circumferenceHung on his shoulders like the moon.

#### Circumference➦

The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.

#### Circumference➦

To include in a circular space; to bound.

#### Circumference➦

The size of something as given by the distance around it

#### Circumference➦

The length of the closed curve of a circle