Definitions for Lengthlɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lengthlɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ(n.)

  1. the longest extent of anything as measured from end to end:

    the length of a river.

  2. the measure of the greatest dimension of a plane or solid figure.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. extent from beginning to end of a series, enumeration, account, book, etc.:

    a report 300 pages in length.

  4. extent in time; duration:

    the length of a visit.

  5. a distance determined by the extent of something specified:

    Hold the picture at arm's length.

  6. a piece or portion of a certain or a known extent:

    a length of rope.

  7. the quality or state of being long rather than short:

    a journey remarkable for its length.

  8. Usu., lengths. the extent to which a desired end is pursued:

    to go to great lengths to get what one wants.

  9. a large extent or expanse of something.

  10. the measure from end to end of a horse, boat, etc., as a unit of distance in racing:

    The horse won by two lengths.

  11. the extent of a garment related to a point it reaches on the wearer's body or on a garment used as a standard of measurement (usu. used in combination):

    an ankle-length gown; a three-quarter-length coat.

    Category: Clothing

  12. the relative duration of time involved in pronouncing a sound, esp. a vowel, or syllable; quantity.

    Category: Phonetics, Prosody

Idioms for length:

  1. at length, after a considerable time; finally. fully; in detail.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go to any length(s),to do anything required to accomplish one's purpose.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of length:

bef. 900; ME length(e), OE lengthu, c. D lengte, ON lengd. See long1, -th1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. length(noun)

    the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

    "the length of the table was 5 feet"

  2. duration, length(noun)

    continuance in time

    "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"

  3. length(noun)

    the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end

    "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"

  4. distance, length(noun)

    size of the gap between two places

    "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

  5. length(noun)

    a section of something that is long and narrow

    "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. length(noun)ɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    a measurement from one end of sth to the other

    He measured the length of the door.; four strings of different lengths; a fish between seven and nine cms in length

  2. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    of the length mentioned

    a knee-length skirt; a full-length mirror

  3. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    the time sth lasts

    the length of the movie; two hours in length; the length of time it takes to knit a sweater

  4. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    the number of pages or words in a book, article, etc.

    the lengths of the two articles

  5. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    the distance from one end of a swimming pool to another

    She swam ten lengths.

  6. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    a long piece of sth

    a length of rope/string/wire

  7. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    for a long time

    He spoke at length on the subject.

  8. lengthɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ

    to do whatever is necessary to achieve sth

    The company went to great lengths to keep the product secret.


  1. length(Noun)

    The measurement of distance along the longest dimension of an object.

  2. length(Noun)


  3. length(Noun)

    The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.

  4. length(Noun)

    Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

  5. length(Noun)

    The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.

  6. length(Noun)

    : total extent

    The length of a book

  7. length(Noun)

    part of something that's long, a physical piece of something

    A length of rope

  8. Origin: lengþu

Webster Dictionary

  1. Length(adj)

    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

  2. Length(adj)

    a portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural

  3. Length(adj)

    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

  4. Length(adj)

    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

  5. Length(adj)

    detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length

  6. Length(adj)


  7. Length(verb)

    to lengthen


  1. Length

    In geometric measurements, length is the longest dimension of an object. In other contexts "length" is the measured dimension of an object. For example it is possible to cut a length of a wire which is shorter than wire thickness. Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length. Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions and volume is a measure of three dimensions. In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a fundamental unit, from which other units are defined.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Length' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1453

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Length' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1808

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Length' in Nouns Frequency: #564

Translations for Length

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the distance from one end to the other of an object, period of time etc

What is the length of your car?; Please note down the length of time it takes you to do this.

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