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Length

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(1):

(v. t.) To lengthen.

(2):

(a.) 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.

(3):

(a.) Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

(4):

(a.) Distance.

(5):

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

(6):

(a.) 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):

(a.) 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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Length'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/l/length.html. 1828.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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