## 'length'Overview of noun length1. length -- (the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet") 2. duration, length -- (continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required") 3. length -- (the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words") 4. distance, length -- (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") 5. length -- (a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing") Made possible by Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. http://wordnet.princeton.edu |