Length

  • 1 length — W2S2 [leŋθ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(size)¦ 2¦(time)¦ 3¦(books/films etc)¦ 4 run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of something 5 shoulder length/knee length etc 6 go to some/great/any lengths (to do something) 7 at (some/great etc) length 8 the length and… …

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  • 2 length — [ leŋθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a measurement of how long something is in size: Cut the cloth to the required length. This beautiful bird is small, with a total length of about three inches. The length of your swimming pool is not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Length — is the long dimension of any object. The length of a thing is the distance between its ends, its linear extent as measured from end to end. This may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the… …

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  • 4 Length — (l[e^]ngth), n. [OE. lengthe, AS. leng[eth], fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. l[ae]ngde, Sw. l[ a]ngd, Icel. lengd. See {Long}, a. ] 1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from {breadth} or {width}; extent …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 length — [leŋkth, leŋth] n. [ME < OE lengthu < base of lang, LONG1 + TH1] 1. the measure of how long a thing is; measurement of anything from end to end; the greatest of the two or three dimensions of anything 2. extent in space; distance anything… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 length — length; length·en; length·en·er; length·ful; length·i·ly; length·i·ness; length·ways; …

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  • 7 length´i|ly — length|y «LEHNGK thee, LEHNG », adjective, length|i|er, length|i|est. 1. a) having unusually great length; long. b) (of speeches, a speaker, a writer, or the like) too long; long winded; tedious: »His directions were so le …

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  • 8 length|y — «LEHNGK thee, LEHNG », adjective, length|i|er, length|i|est. 1. a) having unusually great length; long. b) (of speeches, a speaker, a writer, or the like) too long; long winded; tedious: »His directions were so le …

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  • 9 length — ► NOUN 1) the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater or greatest of two or more dimensions of a body. 2) the amount of time occupied by something. 3) the quality of being long. 4) the full distance that a thing extends… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 -length — [leŋkth, leŋth] combining form forming adjectives of a (specified) length, of such length as to reach a (specified) point or part [full length] * * * …

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  • 11 -length — [leŋkth, leŋth] combining form forming adjectives of a (specified) length, of such length as to reach a (specified) point or part [full length] …

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  • 12 length — O.E. lengðu length, from P.Gmc. *langitho, noun of quality from *langgaz (root of O.E. lang; see LONG (Cf. long)) + itho, abstract noun suffix. Cognate with O.N. lengd, O.Fris. lengethe, Du. lengte. Figurative sense of the distance one goes,… …

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  • 13 length´en|er — length|en «LEHNGK thuhn, LEHNG », transitive verb. to make longer: »A tailor can lengthen your trousers. –v.i. to become or grow longer: »the shadows lengthening as the vapours rise (John Dryden). Your legs have lengthened a great deal since you… …

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  • 14 length|en — «LEHNGK thuhn, LEHNG », transitive verb. to make longer: »A tailor can lengthen your trousers. –v.i. to become or grow longer: »the shadows lengthening as the vapours rise (John Dryden). Your legs have lengthened a great deal since you were five… …

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  • 15 Length — Length, v. t. To lengthen. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 length — index extent, gamut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 Length — LENGTH, S.S., L.S. Piece goods are not always sold as 36 in. to the yard, very often they are less or more than 36 in. To indicate when this is done the terms Short Stick (S.S.) and Long Stick (L.S.) are used. S.S. means laps of 351/2 in.; L.S.… …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 18 length — should be pronounced with the g fully articulated, not as in tenth …

    Modern English usage

  • 19 length — [n] extent of object, distance, time breadth, compass, continuance, diameter, dimension, duration, elongation, endlessness, expanse, expansion, extensiveness, height, interval, lastingness, lengthiness, limit, linearity, loftiness, longitude,… …

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  • 20 length — noun 1 distance from one end to the other ADJECTIVE ▪ entire, full, maximum, whole ▪ There is a maximum length of 2 500 words. ▪ A long veranda runs the whole length of the building …

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