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length

Definitions by Oxford


[lɛn(t)θ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object
(e.g: the delta is twenty kilometres in length)

- the amount of time occupied by something
(e.g: delivery must be within a reasonable length of time)

- a piece or stretch of something
(e.g: a length of brown satin)

- an extreme to which a course of action is taken
(e.g: they go to great lengths to avoid the press)

- the distance from the batsman at which a well-bowled ball pitches
(e.g: Lewis tended to bowl short of a length)

- (in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, especially when five or more
(e.g: to open one heart with equal length in hearts and spades is in the modern Acol style)


Phrases:
- at length
- the length and breadth of

Origin:
Old English lengthu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lengte, also to long







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