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English noun: span

1. span (time) the complete duration of something


SamplesThe job was finished in the span of an hour.


Broader (hypernym)continuance, duration


Narrower (hyponym)attention span

2. span (attribute) the distance or interval between two points


Broader (hypernym)distance

3. span (quantity) two items of the same kind


Synonymsbrace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, twain, twosome, yoke


Broader (hypernym)2, deuce, II, two


Narrower (hyponym)doubleton


Part holonymfellow, mate

4. span (quantity) a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

5. span (artifact) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.


Synonymsbridge


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)Bailey bridge, bateau bridge, cantilever bridge, cattle grid, cattle guard, covered bridge, drawbridge, floating bridge, flyover, footbridge, lift bridge, overcrossing, overpass, pedestrian bridge, pontoon bridge, rope bridge, steel arch bridge, suspension bridge, toll bridge, trestle bridge, truss bridge, viaduct


Part holonymarch, pier, trestle


Part meronymtransit, transportation, transportation system

6. span (act) the act of sitting or standing astride


Synonymsstraddle


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Part holonymcall, call option, put, put option


English verb: span

1. span (stative) to cover or extend over an area or time period


SamplesRivers traverse the valley floor.
The parking lot spans 3 acres.
The novel spans three centuries.


Synonymscross, sweep, traverse


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend









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