What does length mean?

Definitions for length
lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθlength

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lengthnoun

    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, lengthnoun

    continuance in time

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

  3. lengthnoun

    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, lengthnoun

    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. lengthnoun

    a section of something that is long and narrow

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

Wiktionary

  1. lengthnoun

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  2. lengthnoun

    duration

    Etymology: lengþu

  3. lengthnoun

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  4. lengthnoun

    Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

    Etymology: lengþu

  5. lengthnoun

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

    Etymology: lengþu

  6. lengthnoun

    total extent

    The length of a book

    Etymology: lengþu

  7. lengthnoun

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

    A length of rope

    Etymology: lengþu

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lengthadjective

    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. Lengthadjective

    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. Lengthadjective

    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. Lengthadjective

    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. Lengthadjective

    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. Lengthadjective

    distance

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

  7. Lengthverb

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mark Bailey:

    Queensland Rail expects to reopen the full length of the 1,000-km Mount Isa line from Monday, April 29.

  2. Sara Hurvitz:

    It's great to see that we're extending the length of someone's life, not just the length of time their disease is controlled, very few trials show an improvement in overall survival. That's what is so phenomenal about the data.

  3. Veronica Openibo:

    How could the clerical Church have kept silent, covering these atrocities ? The silence, the carrying of the secrets in the hearts of the perpetrators, the length of the abuses and the constant transfers of perpetrators are unimaginable.

  4. Brock Silvers:

    Whether 2021 is more kind to Alibaba may depend on the ultimate nature and length of Jack Ma's sudden silence.

  5. Graeme Heinrich:

    Having caddied for many top players in the world like Nick Faldo in the 1990s when Nick Faldo in the 1990s was world number one and Colin Montgomerie later on, I appreciate how fine the line is between being a good player and a truly great one, my yardage books have always been produced with the aim of helping all players narrow down the exact length they want to hit a shot but this new greens contours book takes it to another level.

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