Definition of length :
1. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.
2. 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.
3. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. To lengthen.
portion, shortness, expansion, remoteness, aloofness, loftiness, unit, radius, diameter, compass, end, piece, nearness, limited, distance, longitude, stride, mileage, big, extreme, way, duration, continuance, endlessness
duration (part of speech: noun)
extent (part of speech: noun)
size (part of speech: noun)
extended (part of speech: verb)
- At length he spoke: " Are you giving me this straight?" - "An Artist in Crime", Rodrigues Ottolengui.
- " Would it be a great, great pleasure to you," he asked at length, " if this Monsieur Giraud could dine at table?" - "Bijou", Gyp.
- At length: " I say," she said suddenly, " what about dinner?" - "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates.