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lengths, plural;
  1. The measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of a body
    • - it can reach over two feet in length
    • - the length of the airport terminal
  2. The amount of time occupied by something
    • - delivery must be within a reasonable length of time
  3. The quality of being long
    • - the length of the waiting list
  4. The full distance that a thing extends for
    • - the muscles running the length of my spine
  5. The extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn
    • - the length of her skirt
  6. The metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

  7. The extent of something, esp. as a unit of measurement, in particular

  8. The length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum
    • - fifty lengths of the pool
  9. The length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race
    • - the mare won the race last year by seven lengths
  10. The full extent of one's body
    • - he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car
  11. (in bridge or whist) The number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, esp. when five or more

  12. A stretch or piece of something
    • - a stout length of wood
  13. A degree or extreme to which a course of action is taken
    • - they go to great lengths to avoid the press

  1. 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: 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. distance: 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. a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"
  6. In geometric measurements, length most commonly refers to the longest dimension of an object.
  7. In phonetics, length or quantity is a feature of sounds that are distinctively longer than other sounds. There are long vowels as well as long consonants (the latter are often called geminates).
  8. A horse length, or simply length, is a unit of measurement that refers to the length of a horse from nose to tail, approximately 8 feet, It is commonly used in Thoroughbred horse racing, where it describes the distance between horses in a race. ...
  9. (lengthly) misspelled form of lengthy
  10. (Lengths) The objective of many naturals is to achieve length. And when you go natural and learn how to properly nurture your hair you will see tremendous growth. Many set natural hair length challenges that they aspire to. So you will see many make reference to the following:
  11. The dimension of the building measured perpendicular to the main framing from outside to outside of endwall girts.
  12. The amount of time the sensations of taste and aroma persist after swallowing. The longer the better.
  13. The extent of the competitive course from end to end. See lap.
  14. Used to describe the part of the pitch where the ball either struck or would have struck prior to reaching the batsman.
  15. The margin equal to the length of one greyhound. Used to denote how far ahead or behind each greyhound is during or after a race. Measuring speed, each length is computed to represent about 7/lOOths of a second.
  16. The span of a flag along the side at right angles to the flagpole.
  17. Based upon the longest slide member dimension when the slide is fully closed.
  18. The amount of wort brewed each time the brew house is in operation.
  19. The optimum length of a filament of ink.
  20. For liquid motors, the length of the motor and the pumps, pipes, etc. usually mounted above the thrust chamber. For solid motors, the total length of the motor.
  21. An evaluation of how far a ball will travel before it begins to hook. Length does not include skid caused by lane conditioner, additional fine sanding, or the use of polishes.
  22. Where the ball pitches down the wicket. Lengths can be generally short, full or good
  23. The dimension measure from the heel of the clubhead to the butt end of the grip while in the playing position, measured in inches or centimeters.
  24. Measure of distance based on average length of horse.
  25. Refers to the stringer or stringerboard (in block pallets) length; also refers to the first dimension given to describe a pallet i.e., 48" x 40", where 48" is the pallet stringer/stringerboard length