NOUN | quantity | linear measure, linear unit | a unit of measurement of length |
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Meaning | A unit of measurement of length. | |
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Synonym | linear unit | |

Narrower | Roman pace | An ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground |

archine | A Russian unit of length (71 cm) | |

astronomy unit | A linear unit used for astronomical distances | |

body length | The length of your body | |

cable, cable length, cable's length | A nautical unit of depth | |

chain | A unit of length | |

cicero | A linear unit of the size of type slightly larger / larger than an em | |

cubit | An ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm | |

em, pica em, pica | A linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing | |

en, nut | half the width of an em | |

fathom, fthm | A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth | |

finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digit | The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure | |

fistmele | About seven inches | |

foot, ft | A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard | |

footer | (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet | |

furlong | A unit of length equal to 220 yards | |

geometric pace | A modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet | |

half mile, 880 yards | A unit of length equal to half of 1 mile | |

handbreadth, handsbreadth | Any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand | |

head | The length or height based on the size of a human or animal head | |

inch, in | A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot | |

kos, coss | (in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities | |

lea | A unit of length of thread or yarn | |

league | An obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles) | |

li | Chinese distance measure | |

ligne | A linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttons | |

link | A unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain | |

long measure | A measure of length | |

mesh | The number of openings per linear inch of a screen | |

metric linear unit | A linear unit of distance in metric terms | |

mil | A unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch | |

mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi | A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet | |

mile, mil, Swedish mile | A Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km | |

mile, Roman mile | An ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards | |

miler | (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles | |

military pace | The length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time) | |

nail | A former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard | |

nautical linear unit | A linear unit of distance used in navigation | |

palm | A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand | |

perch, rod, pole | A linear measure of 16.5 feet | |

point | A linear unit used to measure the size of type | |

quarter mile, 440 yards | A unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile | |

span | A unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches) | |

survey mile | A U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters | |

vara | A Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities | |

verst | A Russian unit of length (1.067 km) | |

yard, pace | A unit of length equal to 3 feet | |

yarder | (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards | |

Broader | unit of measurement, unit | Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange |

Spanish | medida de longitud, unidad de longitud, unidad lineal | |

Catalan | mesura de longitud, unitat de longitud |

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