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Length meaning

length - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Distance.
  2. 2. To lengthen.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
  7. 7. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.
  8. 8. Extent from end to end; continuance.

length - examples of usage

  1. But at length everything was ready. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Ralph asked at length. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " Tell me then what it is that you mean," she said at length. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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