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Definition of Length

Length

  1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.
  2. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.
  3. The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.
  4. A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.
  5. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
  6. Distance.
  7. To lengthen.

Length Quotations

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
Michel de Montaigne

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.
Herb Caen

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
George Washington

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Length Translations

length in Afrikaans is lengte
length in Dutch is lengte, langdurigheid
length in Italian is volume, durata
length in Norwegian is lengde
length in Portuguese is comprimento
length in Spanish is perimetro, duracion, largura
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