English noun: length
|1.||length (attribute) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place|
|Samples||The length of the table was 5 feet.|
|Broader (hypernym)||dimension, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, physical property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||circumference, diam, diameter, longness, r, radius, shortness|
|2.||length (attribute) continuance in time|
|Samples||The ceremony was of short duration.|
He complained about the length of time required.
|Broader (hypernym)||temporal property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brevity, briefness, continuation, endlessness, impermanence, impermanency, lengthiness, longness, permanence, permanency, prolongation, protraction, shortness, transience|
|3.||length (attribute) the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end|
|Samples||The editor limited the length of my article to 500 words.|
|4.||length (attribute) size of the gap between two places|
|Samples||The distance from New York to Chicago.|
He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points.
|Narrower (hyponym)||altitude, arm's length, gauge, leg, light time, skip distance, wingspan, wingspread, wingspread|
|5.||length (artifact) a section of something that is long and narrow|
|Samples||A length of timber.|
A length of tubing.
|Broader (hypernym)||section, segment|