Definition of Furlong

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to 220 yards.

Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Perch, Pole, Rod, Gunter's Chain
Group relationships: International Mile, Land Mile, Mi, Mile, Stat Mi, Statute Mile



Definition of Furlong

1. n. A measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards.

Definition of Furlong

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to 220 yards or exactly 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse-racing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furlong

1. a unit of distance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furlong

furiousness
furkid
furkids
furl
furlable
furlana
furlanas
furled
furler
furlers
furless
furlessness
furlike
furlined
furling
furlong (current term)
furlongs
furlough
furloughed
furloughing
furloughs
furls
furmenties
furmenty
furmeties
furmety
furmint
furmints
furmities
furmity

Literary usage of Furlong

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1. English Field Systems by Howard Levi Gray (1915)
"o 3 30 690 One Acre in Little Pry furlong " o 3 10 739 One Land in Short ... o 2 39 765 One Land in Great Pry furlong " o 1 36 786 One acre in Great Pry ..."

2. The Burford Records: A Study in Minor Town Government by Richard Henry Gretton (1920)
"In the East Field we have nineteen furlongs named : Hen furlong, ... furlong, Bampton Way furlong, the furlong over Bampton Way, ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"To 'The Plagues of Ireland' furlong appended a few 'occasional poems.' He contributed largely to the ' New Monthly Magazine,' as well ..."

4. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"(1875 ) ALICE furlong was born about 1875 in County Dublin. She is a sister of Mary furlong (qv). Alice began writing poetry in 1893. ..."

5. Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and by White Kennett, Thomas Delafield (1818)
"... et reliqua pars ejusdem furlong ... furlong jacet inter terram dominicain domini ... in occidentali parte ipsius furlong in quo jacent iv. ..."

6. The Reports of the Most Learned Sir Edmund Saunders, Knt: Of Several by Edmund Saunders, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, John Williams (1845)
"240. C ] merit, 11 M. & W. 896. 900. Heap v. Livingston. As to the form of such a plea, see Ibid, and 5 B. & C. 479. 8 D. & R. 264.] furlong versus Bray. ..."

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