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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

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
Winston Churchill

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
Winston Churchill

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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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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