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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


SamplesThe 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


Attributelong, short

2. length (attribute) continuance in time


SamplesThe ceremony was of short duration.
He complained about the length of time required.


Synonymsduration


Broader (hypernym)temporal property


Narrower (hyponym)brevity, briefness, continuation, endlessness, impermanence, impermanency, lengthiness, longness, permanence, permanency, prolongation, protraction, shortness, transience


Attributelong, short

3. length (attribute) the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end


SamplesThe editor limited the length of my article to 500 words.


Broader (hypernym)extent

4. length (attribute) size of the gap between two places


SamplesThe distance from New York to Chicago.
He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points.


Synonymsdistance


Broader (hypernym)size


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


SamplesA length of timber.
A length of tubing.


Broader (hypernym)section, segment









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