Definitions of span

  1. To agree in colour and size.
  2. To measure by the width of the extended fingers; to reach from one side to the other of.
  3. To measure by spans: to measure: to embrace:- pr. p. spanning; pa. t. and pa. p. spanned.
  4. To measure by spans; measure; embrace.
  5. To measure with an expanded hand.
  6. To extend over.
  7. to cover or extend over an area or time period; " Rivers traverse the valley floor", " The parking lot spans 3 acres"; " The novel spans three centuries"
  8. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
  9. Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
  10. The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports.
  11. A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
  12. A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
  13. To reach from one side of to the order; to stretch over as an arch.
  14. To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
  15. To be matched, as horses.
  16. Imp. of SPIN, v.
  17. To measure, as by the fingers extended.
  18. To measure by the hand with the fingers extended, or by encompassing the object; to spread from one side to another, as an arch; to fetter, as a horse.
  19. Pt. of spin, which see.
  20. Of Spin.
  21. Spanning.
  22. the distance or interval between two points
  23. the complete duration of something; " the job was finished in the span of an hour"
  24. The distance from the end of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when extended; nine inches; a short space of time; horizontal distance between the two supports of an arch, etc.; a yoke of oxen; a pair of horses harnessed together.
  25. The space from the end of the thumb to the end of the little- finger when the fingers are extended: nine inches: the spread of an arch between its abutments: a space of time.
  26. A yoke of horses or oxen.
  27. Distance from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger; nine inches; spread of an arch from pier to pier.
  28. The space over which the hand can be expended; about 9 inches; any small distance.
  29. The space or distance between the supports of an arch.
  30. A pair of matched horses, etc.
  31. The space from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; a short space of time; the spread or extent of an arch between its abutments; a yoke of animals, specially of horses, like each other, harnessed side by side.
  32. The space between the end of the thumb and the fingers when extended, usually reckoned 9 in.; the spread of an arch; short duration; a yoke of oxen.
  33. Spanned.
  34. Did spin.
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