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

6 senses of span

Sense 1
span -- (the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour")
       => duration, continuance -- (the period of time during which something continues)

Sense 2
span -- (the distance or interval between two points)
       => distance -- (the property created by the space between two objects or points)

Sense 3
couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad -- (two items of the same kind)
       => two, 2, II, deuce -- (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number)

Sense 4
span -- (a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches))
       => linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 5
bridge, span -- (a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 6
straddle, span -- (the act of sitting or standing astride)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb span

1 sense of span

Sense 1
cross, traverse, span, sweep -- (to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries")
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

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