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  1. length

    • IPA[leNG(k)TH]

    美式

    • n.
      the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of a body;the quality of being long
    • noun: length, plural noun: lengths

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of a body it can reach over two feet in length the length of the airport terminal 同義詞 extent, extent lengthwise, distance, distance lengthwise, linear measure, ... 更多
    • the quality of being long the length of the waiting list 同義詞 period, duration, stretch, term, span
    • the length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum fifty lengths of the pool
    • the length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race the mare won the race last year by seven lengths
    • the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn the length of her skirt
    • the full distance that a thing extends for the muscles running the length of my spine
    • the full extent of one's body he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car
    • the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable the length of the syllable is isomorphic with the length of the syllabic vowel
    • 2. the amount of time occupied by something delivery must be within a reasonable length of time 同義詞 period, duration, stretch, term, span
    • 3. a piece or stretch of something a stout length of wood 同義詞 piece, swatch, portion, section, measure, ... 更多
    • 4. an extreme to which a course of action is taken they go to great lengths to avoid the press
    • 5. (in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, especially when five or more.