Definition of Span

1. Noun. The complete duration of something. "The job was finished in the span of an hour"

Specialized synonyms: Attention Span
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Duration



2. Verb. To cover or extend over an area or time period. "The novel spans three centuries"
Exact synonyms: Cross, Sweep, Traverse
Generic synonyms: Continue, Cover, Extend
Derivative terms: Sweep

3. Noun. The distance or interval between two points.
Generic synonyms: Distance

4. Noun. Two items of the same kind.
Exact synonyms: Brace, Couple, Couplet, Distich, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Twain, Twosome, Yoke
Terms within: Fellow, Mate
Generic synonyms: 2, Deuce, Ii, Two
Specialized synonyms: Doubleton
Derivative terms: Couple, Pair, Pair

5. Noun. A unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches).
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit

6. Noun. A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc..

7. Noun. The act of sitting or standing astride.
Exact synonyms: Straddle
Terms within: Call, Call Option, Put, Put Option
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Straddle

Definition of Span

1. n. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.

2. v. t. To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object; as, to span a space or distance; to span a cylinder.

3. v. i. To be matched, as horses.

Definition of Span

1. Acronym. Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network ¹

2. Acronym. (computing) Switched Port Analyzer, a Cisco technology ¹

3. Noun. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. ¹

4. Noun. Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time. ¹

5. Noun. The spread or extent of an arch or between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between supports. ¹

6. Noun. The length of a cable, wire, rope, chain between two consecutive supports. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used. ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action. ¹

9. Noun. (mathematics) the space of all linear combinations of something ¹

10. Verb. To traverse the distance between. ¹

11. Verb. To cover or extend over an area or time period. ¹

12. Verb. (mathematics) to generate an entire space by means of linear combinations ¹

13. Verb. (archaic) , (nonstandard) (simple past of spin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Span

1. to extend over or across [v SPANNED, SPANNING, SPANS]

Medical Definition of Span

1. 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. 2. Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time. "Yet not to earth's contracted span Thy goodness let me bound." (Pope) "Life's but a span; I'll every inch enjoy." (Farquhar) 3. The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports. 4. A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used. 5. A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in colour, form, and action. Span blocks, a large bolt driven through the forecastle deck, with a triangular shackle in the head to receive the heel of the old-fashioned fish davit. Origin: AS. Spann; akin to D. Span, OHG. Spanna, G. Spanne, Icel. Sponn. See Span. (17 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Span

spammier
spammiest
spamminess
spamming
spammy
spams
spamvertise
spamvertised
spamvertiser
spamvertisers
spamvertises
spamvertising
spamvertize
spamvertizement
spamvertizements
span (current term)
span loading
spanaemia
spanaemic
spanakopita
spanakopitas
spancel
spanceled
spanceling
spancelled
spancelling
spancels
spandex
spandexes
spandite

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