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Definitions of length

  1. To lengthen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The measure of anything from end to end; extent (of space or time); as, the length of a war; a given space taken as a measure; as, two lengths of cloth in a skirt; reach; at length, in full, finally. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Lengthiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Quality of being long: extent from end to end: the longest measure of anything: long, continuance: detail. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Extension from end to end; reach; extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Quantity, as of a vowel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Extent from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body; long continuance; detail; distance. At length, in full; at last; at the end or conclusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The measure of any thing from end to end; extent either of space or time; distance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for length

  1. " No- no," he said at length quite well- quite well. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. At length who came? – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
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