Definition of Length

1. Noun. The linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place. "The length of the table was 5 feet"




2. Noun. Continuance in time. "He complained about the length of time required"

3. Noun. The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end. "The editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
Generic synonyms: Extent

4. Noun. Size of the gap between two places. "He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
Exact synonyms: Distance
Specialized synonyms: Leg, Arm's Length, Gauge, Light Time, Skip Distance, Wingspan, Wingspread, Wingspread, Altitude
Generic synonyms: Size

5. Noun. A section of something that is long and narrow. "A length of tubing"
Generic synonyms: Section, Segment

Definition of Length

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To lengthen.

Definition of Length

1. Noun. The measurement of distance along the longest dimension of an object. ¹

2. Noun. duration ¹

3. Noun. (context: horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman. ¹

6. Noun. (figuratively) : total extent ¹

7. Noun. part of something that's long, a physical piece of something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Length

1. the longer or longest dimension of an object [n -S]

Medical Definition of Length

1. 1. 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. 2. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; often in the plural. "Large lengths of seas and shores." (Shak) "The future but a length behind the past." (Dryden) 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length. "May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss. With length of days and every day like this." (Dryden) 6. Distance. "He had marched to the length of Exeter." (Clarendon) at length. At or in the full extent; without abbreviation; as, let the name be inserted at length. At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. Of At last, under Last. At arm's length. See Arm. Origin: OE. Lengthe, AS. Leng, fr. Land, long, long; akin to D. Lengte, Dan. Laengde, Sw. Langd, Icel. Lengd. See Long. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Length

lending institution
lending library
lendings
lends
lends a hand
lends an ear
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lenes
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lenged
lengenbachite
lenger
lengest
lenging
lengs
length (current term)
length-breadth index
length-height index
length of service
length of stay
length overall
length scale
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lengthened
lengthener
lengtheners
lengthening
lengthening reaction
lengthenings

Literary usage of Length

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1902)
"length of main line in New Hampshire Total length of main line Total length ... Total length of line owned . length of second track in New Hampshire Total ..."

2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"I. length of the working day and intensity of labour constant. ... A working day of given length always creates the same amount of value, no matter how the ..."

3. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1908)
"length of main line in New Hampshire Total length of main line . ... Total length of second track .... Total length of third track . ..."

4. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1865)
"length of sonorous waves.—It is easy to ascertain the length of a sonorous vibration, if we know the number of vibrations made in a second. ..."

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