width etymology

English word width comes from English -th, English wide

Detailed word origin of width

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-th English (eng) (no longer productive) Forming nouns from adjectives.. (no longer productive) Forming nouns from verbs of action. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not “first”, “second”, or “third”. (archaic) A variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular indicative present tense of verbs.
wide English (eng) (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.. Away from a given goal. Completely. Extensively (Scotland, Northern England, now rare) Vast, great in extent, [...]
width English (eng) (cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.. (sports) The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.. A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.. The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.. The state of being wide.

Words with the same origin as width

Descendants of -th
growth ruth ruthless stealth warmth youth youthful