HyperDic: length

English > 5 senses of the word length:
NOUNattributelengththe linear extent in space from one end to the other
attributelength, durationcontinuance in time
attributelengththe property of being the extent of something from beginning to end / end / end
attributelength, distancesize of the gap between two places
artifactlengtha section of something that is long and narrow
length > pronunciation
Soundsleh'ngkth; leh'ngth
Rhymesstrength
strength ... wavelength: 3 rhymes with ehngth...
English > length: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place.
Example"the length of the table was 5 feet"
Attributeslongprimarily spatial sense
short(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
NarrowercircumferenceThe length of the closed curve of a circle
diameter, diamThe length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
longnessThe property of being of long spatial extent
radius, rThe length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
shortnessThe property of being of short spatial extent
BroaderdimensionThe magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
fundamental quantity, fundamental measureOne of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
physical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
Spanishlargo, longitud
Catalanllargària, longitud, longitut
English > length: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningcontinuance in time.
Example "he complained about the length of time required"
Synonymduration
Attributeslongprimarily temporal sense
shortprimarily temporal sense
Narrowerbrevity, briefness, transienceThe attribute of being brief or fleeting
endlessnessThe property of being (or seeming to be) without end
impermanence, impermanencyThe property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protractionThe consequence of being lengthened in duration
longnessduration as an extension
permanence, permanencyThe property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
shortnessThe property of being of short temporal extent
Broadertemporal propertyA property relating to time
Spanishduración
Catalanduració, durada
Adjectiveslengthyrelatively long in duration / duration
English > length: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of being the extent of something from beginning to end / end / end.
Example"the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishlongitud
Catalanlongitud
English > length: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningsize of the gap between two places.
Example "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
Synonymdistance
NarroweraltitudeThe perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
arm's lengthA distance sufficient to exclude intimacy / intimacy
gaugeThe distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
leg(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
light timedistance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves)
skip distanceThe shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere
wingspan, wingspreadlinear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
wingspreaddistance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
BroadersizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
Spanishdistancia
Catalandistància
English > length: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA section of something that is long and narrow.
Examples
  • "a length of timber"
  • "a length of tubing"
Broadersection, segmentOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

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