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length /ˈlɛŋ(k)θ, ˈlɛn(t)θ/

長度,長短,一段,一節,一段期間

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From: Network Terminology

length

長度

Length n.

1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

2. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.

*Large lengths of seas and shores.* --*Shak.*

*The future but a length behind the past.* --*Dryden.*

3. The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.

4. A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.

5. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great __length__.

May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss

With length of days, and every day like this. --*Dryden.*

6. Distance. [Obs.]

*He had marched to the length of Exeter.* --*Clarendon.*

**At length**. (a) At or in the full extent; without abbreviation; as, let the name be inserted __at length__. (b) At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. of __At last__, under Last.

**At arm's length**. See under Arm.

Length, v. t. To lengthen. [Obs.]

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

length

n 1: the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the

longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed

in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"

2: continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration";

"he complained about the length of time required" [syn: duration]

3: the property of being the extent of something from beginning

to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to

500 words"

4: 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" [syn: distance]

5: a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of

timber"; "a length of tubing"