Crossword clues for length
- Measure of distance
- Area factor
- Width's counterpart
- Something's largest dimension
- Rope quantity
- Racing unit
- Perimeter measurement
- Pants leg measurement
- One dimension of three
- Movie statistic
- Meeting goal often not achieved
- Kentucky Derby victory margin
- Kentucky Derby unit
- Inseam measurement
- Inseam measure
- Horse-race unit
- Horse race victory margin
- Horse race unit
- Film's viewing time
- DVD datum
- Distance from here to there
- Derby victory margin
- , breadth & height
- That glen is to collapse eventually
- Greatest extent
- Duration, as of a film
- Derby victory margin, maybe
- Film statistic
- Pants measurement
- 120 yards, for a football field
- The "L" of "A = L x W"
- The linear extent in space from one end to the other
- The longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place
- Continuance in time
- The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end
- Size of the gap between two places
- A section of something that is long and narrow
- At ____ (fully)
- One of the three dimensions
- At ___ (finally)
- Extent, duration
- Object's longest dimension
- Section of latrine needing trough emptied
- Distance from end to end
- Staying power
- Geometry measure
- Pool measure
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Length \Length\, v. t.
To lengthen. [Obs.]
Length \Length\ (l[e^]ngth), n. [OE. lengthe, AS. leng[eth], fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. l[ae]ngde, Sw. l["a]ngd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]
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.
A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.
Large lengths of seas and shores.
The future but a length behind the past.
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.
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.
Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss With length of days, and every day like this.
Distance. [Obs.] He had marched to the length of Exeter. --Clarendon. At length.
At or in the full extent; without abbreviation; as, let the name be inserted at length.
At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. of At last, under Last.
At arm's length. See under Arm.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English lengðu "length," from Proto-Germanic *langitho, noun of quality from *langgaz (root of Old English lang; see long (adj.)) + *-itho, abstract noun suffix (see -th (2)).\n
\nCognate with Old Norse lengd, Old Frisian lengethe, Dutch lengte. Figurative sense of "the distance one goes, extremity to which something is carried" is from 1690s. Phrase at length "to full extent" is attested from c.1500.
n. 1 The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object. 2 duration 3 (context horse racing English) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race. 4 (context mathematics English) distance between the two ends of a line segment. 5 (context cricket English) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman. 6 (context figuratively English) Total extent. 7 Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something. vb. (context obsolete English) To lengthen.
n. the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"
continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required" [syn: duration]
the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
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" [syn: distance]
a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"
In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. 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 (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed). In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a base unit, from which other units are defined.
Length in its basic meaning is the long dimension of an object.
Length may also refer to:
- Length measurement
Length (phonetics), in phonetics
- Vowel length
- Geminate consonant
- Arc length
- Length of a module, in abstract algebra
- Length of a polynomial
- Vector field length in vector calculus
- Line and length in cricket
- Horse length in equestrianism
- Nautical term: Length overall
In phonetics, length or quantity is a feature of sounds that have distinctively extended duration compared with other sounds. There are long vowels as well as long consonants (the latter are often called geminates).
Many languages do not have distinctive length. Among the languages that have distinctive length, there are only a few that have both distinctive vowel length and distinctive consonant length. It is more common that there is only one or that they depend on each other.
The languages that distinguish between different lengths have usually long and short sounds. According to some linguists, Estonian and some Sami languages have three phonemic (meaning-distinguishing) lengths for consonants and vowels. Some Low German/ Low Saxon varieties in the vicinity of Hamburg and some Moselle Franconian and Ripuiarian Franconian varieties do, too.
Strictly speaking, a pair of a long sound and a short sound should be identical except for their length. In certain languages, however, there are pairs of phonemes that are traditionally considered to be long-short pairs even though they differ not only in length, but also in quality, for instance English "long e" which is (as in feet ) vs. "short i" which is (as in fit ) or German "long e" which is (as in Beet 'garden bed') vs. "short e" which is (as in Bett 'sleeping bed'). Also, tonal contour may reinforce the length, as in Estonian, where the over-long length is concomitant with a tonal variation resembling tonal stress marking.
In transcription, diacritics may occur over either the base letter, the length sign, or both. For example, in some non-rhotic varieties of English the /t/ of the word party may be nearly elided, with just some breathy-voice remaining, in which case it may be transcribed . When both length and tone are moraic, a tone diacritic may appear twice, as in (falling tone on a long vowel). A morpheme may be reduced to length plus nasalization, in which case a word might be transcribed . If the length is morphemic, the morphemes would be and .
In non-linear phonology, the feature of length is often not a feature of a specific sound segment, but rather of the whole syllable.
Usage examples of "length".
That some matter is absorbed from the gluten, we have clear evidence in the length of time during which the tentacles remain inflected, and in the greatly changed colour of the glands.
The cost of abutments and bridge flooring is practically independent of the length of span adopted.
In his declaration he made rise of the singular pretext, that the more enemies there were against Napoleon there would be the greater chance of speedily obliging him to accede to conditions which would at length restore the tranquillity of which Europe stood so much in need.
The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most part to the south-east, collects the tribute of sixty navigable rivers, and is, at length, through six mouths, received into the Euxine, which appears scarcely equal to such an accession of waters.
His fortunate son, from the first moment of his accession, declaring himself the protector of the church, at length deserved the appellation of the first emperor who publicly professed and established the Christian religion.
I reached Acies Castle, having walked almost the entire length of the city.
However, as Jones persisted in his desire of seeing him, a vociferous drawer at length found means to disturb his slumbers, and to acquaint him with the message.
The bill came before the house of lords on the 2nd of February, when it was opposed by Lord Brougham, in a speech of great length, and in an acrimonious spirit.
When one views the intricacies of adaptation of the San in the Kalahari or the Inuit of the far north, it is apparent that the huge body of knowledge that enables these human cultures to adapt to such extremes was cultured over immense lengths of time.
But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.
In the course of their deliberations they addressed his majesty for more information, till at length the truth seemed to be smothered under such an enormous burden of papers, as the efforts of a whole session could not have properly removed.
DEAR SON,--I wrote you at length and sent it by Don Ferdinand, who left to go yonder twenty-three days ago to-day, with the Lord Adelantado and Carbajal, from whom I have since heard nothing.
The city of Mursa, or Essek, celebrated in modern times for a bridge of boats, five miles in length, over the River Drave, and the adjacent morasses, has been always considered as a place of importance in the wars of Hungary.
When this part is irritated by contact with any object, by caustic, or by a thin slice being cut off, the upper adjoining part of the radicle, for a length of from 6 or 7 to even 12 mm.
The Managers of the House objected to the admission of the testimony and the question of its admissibility was argued at length by General Butler, by Judge Curtis, and by Mr.