What does furlong mean?

Definitions for furlongˈfɜr lɔŋ, -lɒŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word furlong.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. furlong(noun)

    a unit of length equal to 220 yards


  1. furlong(Noun)

    A unit of length equal to 220 yards or exactly 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse-racing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furlong(adj)

    a measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards

  2. Origin: [OE. furlong, furlang, AS. furlang, furlung, prop., the length of a furrow; furh furrow + lang long. See Furrow, and Long, a.]


  1. Furlong

    A furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one-eighth of a mile, equivalent to 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. Using the internationally accepted conversion ratio that one inch exactly equals 25.4 millimetres, one furlong is exactly 201.168 metres. However, the United States does not uniformly use this conversion ratio. Older ratios are in use for surveying purposes in some states, leading to variations in the length of the furlong of about two parts per million, or 0.4 millimetres. This variation is too small to have many practical consequences. Five furlongs are approximately 1 kilometre.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Furlong

    fur′long, n. 40 poles: one-eighth of a mile. [A.S. furlangfurh, furrow, lang, long.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furlong in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furlong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of furlong

  1. furlongfurlongfurlong

Translations for furlong

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for furlong »


Find a translation for the furlong definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these furlong definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"furlong." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 26 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/furlong>.

Are we missing a good definition for furlong? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for furlong:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.