length meaning

EN[lɛŋ(k)θ] [lɛnθ] [leɪŋθ] [-ɛŋkθ] [-ɛŋθ] [-ɛnθ]
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Definition of length in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlengths
    1. The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.
      1. duration.
        1. (horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.
          1. (mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.
            1. (cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.
              1. (figuratively) Total extent.
                1. the length of a book
              2. Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.
                1. a length of rope
            2. VerbSGlengthsPRlengthingPT, PPlengthed
              1. OBS To lengthen.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • She's been keeping me at arm's length all the time. She doesn't want to get involved.
                  • From a semiconstructed building in the middle of a cornfield into the bathroom floor of his cell in the Altiplano prison, its length is greater than a mile.
                  • Differences in developmental rates of tadpoles (expressed by Gosner stage, [ 97 ]) and in snout-vent length and body mass of metamorphs and juveniles were also analyzed with general linear models.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Length was assessed using an infantometer to the nearest 0.1 cm.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • We obtained the 3D B-spline curve passing through these points to reparameterize the curve based on its chord length.
                  • The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill-advised taps along its length.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
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                  1. en lengthy
                  2. en lengthen
                  3. en lengths
                  4. en lengthed
                  5. en lengthly
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                  Meaning of length for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "length" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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