Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun length

5 senses of length

Sense 1
length -- (the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet")
       => fundamental quantity, fundamental measure -- (one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement)
       => physical property -- (any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions)
       => dimension -- (the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height))

Sense 2
duration, length -- (continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required")
       => temporal property -- (a property relating to time)

Sense 3
length -- (the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 4
distance, length -- (size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points")
       => size -- (the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog")

Sense 5
length -- (a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing")
       => section, segment -- (one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road")

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