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Definition of Span

Span

  1. imp. & p. p. of Spin.
  2. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
  3. Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
  4. The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports.
  5. A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
  6. A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
  7. To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object; as, to span a space or distance; to span a cylinder.
  8. To reach from one side of to the order; to stretch over as an arch.
  9. To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
  10. To be matched, as horses.
  11. of Spin

Span Quotations

I have the attention span of a mosquito from multitasking and all the things that have affected my poor little brain.
Ian Somerhalder

'Star Wars' is mythology. It's like Greek mythology or Shakespeare. It's the story of good versus evil over a very long span of time. The storytelling is universal and timeless.
Michael Franti

On every Bright Eyes record, there's some kind of sound collage that begins it. Some of them have dialogue, some don't. I like it because it can kind of slow down the attention span a bit. It's a way to draw you in to the rest of the record.
Conor Oberst

The average attention span of the modern human being is about half as long as whatever you're trying to tell them.
Meg Rosoff

In the early '90s, we discovered mutations that could double the normal life span of worms.
Cynthia Kenyon
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Span Translations

span in French is empan
span in German is umfassen, Spanne
span in Spanish is palmo
span in Swedish is omfatta
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