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LENGTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does length mean? 

LENGTH (noun)
  The noun LENGTH has 5 senses:

1. the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place
2. continuance in time
3. the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end
4. size of the gap between two places
5. a section of something that is long and narrow

  Familiarity information: LENGTH used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LENGTH (noun)


Sense 1length [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the length of the table was 5 feet

Hypernyms ("length" is a kind of...):

fundamental measure; fundamental quantity (one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement)

dimension (the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height))

physical property (a property used to characterize physical objects)

Attribute:

long (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified)

short ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "length"):

shortness (the property of being of short spatial extent)

longness (the property of being of long spatial extent)

r; radius (the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere)

diam; diameter (the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference)

circumference (the length of the closed curve of a circle)


Sense 2length [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continuance in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

length; duration

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("length" is a kind of...):

temporal property (a property relating to time)

Attribute:

long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)

short (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "length"):

longness (duration as an extension)

continuation; lengthiness; prolongation; protraction (the consequence of being lengthened in duration)

endlessness (the property of being (or seeming to be) without end)

shortness (the property of being of short temporal extent)

brevity; briefness; transience (the attribute of being brief or fleeting)

permanence; permanency (the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration)

impermanence; impermanency (the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations)


Sense 3length [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words

Hypernyms ("length" is a kind of...):

extent (the distance or area or volume over which something extends)


Sense 4length [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Size of the gap between two places

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

distance; length

Context examples:

the distance from New York to Chicago / he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points

Hypernyms ("length" is a kind of...):

size (the physical magnitude of something (how big it is))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "length"):

wingspread (distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended)

wingspan; wingspread (linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil)

skip distance (the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere)

light time (distance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves))

gauge (the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train)

arm's length (a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy)

leg ((nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack)

altitude (the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel))


Sense 5length [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A section of something that is long and narrow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

a length of timber / a length of tubing

Hypernyms ("length" is a kind of...):

section; segment (one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object)


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