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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

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
Phylicia Rashad

The length of a man's outspread arms is equal to his height.
Leonardo da Vinci

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
John Locke
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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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