Definitions of length

  1. 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"
  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 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"
  6. Distance.
  7. To lengthen.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
  12. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.
  13. 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.
  14. Lengthily.
  15. Lengthiness.
  16. Quality of being long: extent from end to end: the longest measure of anything: long, continuance: detail.
  17. Extent from end to end; continuance.
  18. Extension from end to end; reach; extent.
  19. Quantity, as of a vowel.
  20. 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.
  21. The measure of any thing from end to end; extent either of space or time; distance.

Usage examples for length

  1. You forget, my dear sir, that she had to pass the whole length of the table, after taking the cup, before giving it to Mr. Brenton." – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  2. Watch length of time between word I give and his reply. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. They spoke at length – Clear Crystals by Clara M. Beede
  4. At length I was well. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  5. At length the girl spoke. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  6. They do if over three feet in length – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  7. " It was a small thing," she said at length – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  8. At length Larry came up to me. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. " I don't know," he replied at length I give it up." – Lodusky by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. At length who came? – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  11. " It is many years," he said, at length since I heard their talk. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. She, however, at length found something which she liked better. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  13. " No- no," he said at length quite well- quite well. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  14. A turn in the road, at length offered her the opportunity. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. At length they found themselves standing before a rock and wondering what would happen next. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  16. At length he grew tired waiting, and came for me. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  17. " Well, I have a story to fell you," said Quarrier, at length – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  18. They paused at length outside their father's door. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  19. At length they were all gone, and the house was still. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  20. " You will come with me," he said, at length – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead