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Definitions of length

  1. size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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 linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To lengthen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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.
  14. Lengthily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Lengthiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. Extent from end to end; continuance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Extension from end to end; reach; extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Quantity, as of a vowel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; often in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  24. length, n. quality of being long: extent from end to end: the longest measure of anything: long continuance: detail: (prosody) time occupied in uttering a vowel or syllable: the quality of a vowel as long or short: any definite portion of a known extent.--v.t. LENGTH'EN, to increase in length: to draw out.--v.i. to grow longer.--adv. LENGTH'ILY.--n. LENGTH'INESS.--adv. LENGTH'WISE, in the direction of the length.--adj. LENGTH'Y, of great length: rather long-- (obs.) LENGTH'FUL.--LENGTH OF DAYS, prolonged life.--AT LENGTH, in the full extent: at last; GO GREAT LENGTHS, GO TO ALL LENGTHS, to use extreme efforts; GO TO THE LENGTH OF, to proceed as far as. [A.S.,--lang, long.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Thing\'s measurement from end to end, greatest of body\'s three dimensions (know l. of person\'s FOOT); extent in, of, or with regard to, time (a stay of some l.; the l. of a book, speech, &c.); distance thing extends (at arm\'s l., as far a way as an arm can reach; keep one at arm\'s l., avoid intimacy with him; ships a cable\'s l. apart; horse, boat, wins by three &c. ll., i.e. of itself); (with go) degree of thoroughness in action (prepared to go all ll., went to great ll., will not go the l. of asserting); (Pros.) vowel\'s or syllable\'s quantity; (Cricket) distance from wicket at which ball pitches (bowler keeps a good l.; l. or good-l. ball, that pitches at right l.); long stretch or extent; piece of cloth &c. of certain l.; at l., in detail or without curtailment (also at full, great, some, l.) at last or after a long time; at full l. (see above; also) lying with body fully extended. Hence lengthways adv. lengthwise adv. & a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The extent of a body from end to end, or the longest linear measure parallel to its sides; extension; longitude, as opposed to latitude;— a certain portion or extent of space;— intervening distances, as in racing;— measures of fabric for ladies’ dresses;— space of time; duration; especially continuance or long duration; extent; reach. Cabinet Dictionary

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