Definitions of length

  1. To lengthen.
  2. continuance in time; " the ceremony was of short duration"; " he complained about the length of time required"
  3. the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; " the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
  4. a section of something that is long and narrow; " a length of timber"; " a length of tubing"
  5. 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.
  6. The measure of anything from end to end; extent ( of space or time); as, the length of a war; a given space taken as a measure; as, two lengths of cloth in a skirt; reach; at length, in full, finally.
  7. Lengthiness.
  8. Quality of being long: extent from end to end: the longest measure of anything: long, continuance: detail.
  9. Extension from end to end; reach; extent.
  10. Quantity, as of a vowel.
  11. Extent from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body; long continuance; detail; distance. At length, in full; at last; at the end or conclusion.
  12. The measure of any thing from end to end; extent either of space or time; distance.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
  16. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.