Definition of length
- the length of the journey
- a street with its length of colonial houses
- his horse led by a length
- went to great lengths to learn the truth
- her lengths of lustrous hair
- a length of pipe
- elbow-length sleeves
The length of the table is six feet, and its width is three feet.
These pins are available in one- and two-inch lengths.
The adult animals reach a maximum length of two meters.
Your essay should be no more than 250 words in length.
the length of a movie
They were two car lengths behind us.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: the distance from one end of something to the other end : a measurement of how long something is
: the size or extent of a piece of writing
: the quality or state of being long
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