Definition of span
- archaic past of spin
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
His career as a singer spanned three decades.
Their empire once spanned several continents.
Her academic interests span a wide variety of topics.
A bridge spans the river.
First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
: to continue throughout (a period of time)
: to cover or include (a wide area, a large number of things, etc.)
: to cross over (something)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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