HyperDic: span

English > 7 senses of the word span:
VERBstativespan, cross, traverse, sweepto cover or extend over an area or time period
NOUNtimespanthe complete duration of something
attributespanthe distance or interval between two points
quantityspan, couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadtwo items of the same kind
quantityspana unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
artifactspan, bridgea structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
actspan, straddlethe act of sitting or standing astride
span > pronunciation
Soundsspae'n
Rhymesafghan / Afghan ... Yucatan: 118 rhymes with aen...
English > span: 7 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe complete duration of something.
Example"the job was finished in the span of an hour"
Narrowerattention spanThe length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity
Broaderduration, continuanceThe period of time during which something continues
Spanishespacio, intervalo, lapso, palmo
Catalaninterval, lapse
English > span: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe distance or interval between two points.
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Spanishintervalo
Verbsspanto cover or extend over an area or time period
English > span: 7 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningTwo items of the same kind.
Synonymscouple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
Partsmate, fellowOne of a pair
Narrowerdoubleton(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Broadertwo, 2, II, deuceThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
Spanishdúo, pareja, par, tándem
Catalanduo, parella, parell
English > span: 7 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches).
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishcuarta, palmo
Catalanpam
English > span: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc..
Synonymbridge
Part oftransportation system, transportation, transitA facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
Partsarch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
pierA support for two adjacent bridge spans
trestleA supporting tower used to support a bridge
NarrowerBailey bridgeA temporary bridge designed for rapid construction
cantilever bridgebridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle
cattle guard, cattle gridA bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
covered bridgeA bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
drawbridge, lift bridgeA bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
footbridge, overcrossing, pedestrian bridgeA bridge designed for pedestrians
overpass, flyoverbridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
pontoon bridge, bateau bridge, floating bridgeA temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
rope bridgeA bridge consisting of ropes
steel arch bridgeA steel bridge constructed in the form of an arch
suspension bridgeA bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends
toll bridgeA bridge where toll is charged for crossing
trestle bridgeA bridge supported by trestlework
truss bridgeA bridge supported by trusses
viaductbridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishbóveda, puente
Catalanpont
English > span: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of sitting or standing astride.
Synonymstraddle
Partscall option, callThe option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
put option, putThe option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishabarcadura, abarcamiento
English > span: 7 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningTo cover or extend over an area or time period.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"
  • "The novel spans three centuries"
Synonymscross, traverse, sweep
Broadercover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Spanishabarcar
Catalanabraçar, comprendre, encreuar-se
Nounsspanthe distance or interval between two points

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