What does length mean?

Definitions for length
lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθlength

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. length(Noun)

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  2. length(Noun)

    duration

    Etymology: lengþu

  3. length(Noun)

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  4. length(Noun)

    Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

    Etymology: lengþu

  5. length(Noun)

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  6. length(Noun)

    total extent

    The length of a book

    Etymology: lengþu

  7. length(Noun)

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

    A length of rope

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  2. Length(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  5. Length(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  6. Length(adj)

    distance

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

  7. Length(verb)

    to lengthen

    Etymology: [OE. lengthe, AS. leng, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. lngde, Sw. lngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Length

    length, n. quality of being long: extent from end to end: the longest measure of anything: long continuance: detail: (prosody) time occupied in uttering a vowel or syllable: the quality of a vowel as long or short: any definite portion of a known extent.—v.t. Length′en, to increase in length: to draw out.—v.i. to grow longer.—adv. Length′ily.—n. Length′iness.—adv. Length′wise, in the direction of the length.—adj. Length′y, of great length: rather long—(obs.) Length′ful.—Length of days, prolonged life.—At length, in the full extent: at last; Go great lengths, Go to all lengths, to use extreme efforts; Go to the length of, to proceed as far as. [A.S.,—lang, long.]

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

How to pronounce length?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say length in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of length in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of length in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of length in a Sentence

  1. Osmond Chan:

    It's different from ethnic costumes like the kimono and hanbok, as cheongsam has a highly flexible design, elements like dress length, different materials and different levels of complexity make dresses suitable for a variety of occasions.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct. (On campus radicals)

  3. Val Kilmer:

    Absolutely nothing, all I can tell you about the film is that my hair is not this length.

  4. Arthur Hoge:

    We have been advised that Katie McClendon wants to purchase that Thunder interest, if we have a reason to question a sale, because we don't think it's an arm's length fair market value sale ... we should have the right to come address that with the court.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    We will support the extension, both Russia and Saudi Arabia. As far as the length of the extension is concerned, we have yet to decide whether it will be six or nine months. Maybe it will be nine months.

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