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Span

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Noun

1. span

the complete duration of something

Example Sentences:
'the job was finished in the span of an hour'

2. span

the distance or interval between two points

3. brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

two items of the same kind

4. span

a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

5. bridge, span

a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

6. span, straddle

the act of sitting or standing astride

Verb

1. cross, span, sweep, traverse

to cover or extend over an area or time period

Example Sentences:
'Rivers traverse the valley floor'
'The parking lot spans 3 acres'
'The novel spans three centuries'


1. span

the complete duration of something

Example Sentences:
'the job was finished in the span of an hour'

2. span

the distance or interval between two points

3. brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

two items of the same kind

4. span

a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

5. bridge, span

a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

6. span, straddle

the act of sitting or standing astride


1. cross, span, sweep, traverse

to cover or extend over an area or time period

Example Sentences:
'Rivers traverse the valley floor'
'The parking lot spans 3 acres'
'The novel spans three centuries'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Span

see synonyms of span
noun
1. 
the interval, space, or distance between two points, such as the ends of a bridge or arch
2. 
the complete duration or extent
the span of his life
3. psychology
the amount of material that can be processed in a single mental act
apprehension span
span of attention
4.  short for wingspan
5. 
a unit of length based on the width of an expanded hand, usually taken as nine inches
verbWord forms: spans, spanning or spanned (transitive)
6. 
to stretch or extend across, over, or around
7. 
to provide with something that extends across or around
to span a river with a bridge
8. 
to measure or cover, esp with the extended hand
noun
a team of horses or oxen, esp two matched animals
verb
archaic or dialect a past tense of spin
abbreviation for
Spanish

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Span

see synonyms of span
1. 
Spaniard
2. 
Spanish
noun
1. 
a unit of linear measure equal to nine inches, based on the distance between the tips of the extended thumb and little finger
2. 
a. 
the full amount or extent between any two limits
b. 
the distance between ends or supports
the span of an arch
c. 
the full duration (of)
span of attention, the span of a person's life
3. 
a part between two supports
a bridge of four spans
4. 
wingspan
5.  US
a team of two animals used together
verb transitiveWord forms: spanned or ˈspanning
6. 
to measure, esp. by the hand with the thumb and little finger extended
7. 
to encircle with the hand or hands, in or as in measuring
8. 
to extend, stretch, reach, or pass over or across
the bridge that spans the river
9. 
to furnish with something that extends or stretches over
to span an aisle with an arch
verb transitive, verb intransitive
Archaic
spin

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Span

see synonyms of span
n.
1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
3. The section between two abutments or piers of a bridge.
4. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
5. The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
6. A period of time: a span of life.
tr.v. spanned, span·ning, spans
1. To extend across in space or time: a bridge that spans the gorge; a career that spanned 40 years.
2. To encircle or cover with the hand or hands.
3. To measure in spans.
n.
1. Nautical A stretch of rope made fast at either end.
2. A pair of animals, such as oxen, matched as in size or color and driven as a team.
v.
Archaic
A past tense of spin.
abbr.
Spanish

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