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Length vs. Width

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Lengthnoun

The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.

Widthnoun

The state of being wide.

Lengthnoun

duration

Widthnoun

The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.

Lengthnoun

(horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.

Widthnoun

A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.

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Lengthnoun

(mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

Widthnoun

(cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.

Lengthnoun

(cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.

Widthnoun

(sports) The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.

‘Manchester United like to play with width.’;

Lengthnoun

(figuratively) Total extent.

‘the length of a book’;

Widthnoun

The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.

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Lengthnoun

Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.

‘a length of rope’;

Widthnoun

the extent of something from side to side

Lengthverb

(obsolete) To lengthen.

Widthnoun

the measurement or extent of something from side to side; the lesser of two or the least of three dimensions of a body

‘the yard was about seven feet in width’;

Lengthnoun

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.

Widthnoun

a piece of something at its full extent from side to side

‘a single width of hardboard’;

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Lengthnoun

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

‘Large lengths of seas and shores.’; ‘The future but a length behind the past.’;

Widthnoun

the sideways extent of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum.

Lengthnoun

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.

Widthnoun

wide range or extent

‘the width of experience required for these positions’;

Lengthnoun

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.

Lengthnoun

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

‘May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your blissWith length of days, and every day like this.’;

Lengthnoun

Distance.

‘He had marched to the length of Exeter.’;

Lengthverb

To lengthen.

Lengthnoun

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’;

Lengthnoun

continuance in time;

‘the ceremony was of short duration’; ‘he complained about the length of time required’;

Lengthnoun

the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;

‘the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words’;

Lengthnoun

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’;

Lengthnoun

a section of something that is long and narrow;

‘a length of timber’; ‘a length of tubing’;

Lengthnoun

the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object

‘the fish reaches a length of 10 inches’; ‘the delta is twenty kilometres in length’;

Lengthnoun

the quality of being long

‘the length of the waiting list’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum

‘fifty lengths of the pool’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race

‘the mare won the race by seven lengths’;

Lengthnoun

the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn

‘the length of her skirt’;

Lengthnoun

the full distance that a thing extends for

‘the muscles running the length of my spine’;

Lengthnoun

the full extent of one's body

‘he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car’;

Lengthnoun

the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

‘the length of the syllable is isomorphic with the length of the syllabic vowel’;

Lengthnoun

the amount of time occupied by something

‘delivery must be within a reasonable length of time’;

Lengthnoun

a piece or stretch of something

‘the surviving length of track’; ‘a length of brown satin’;

Lengthnoun

an extreme to which a course of action is taken

‘they go to great lengths to avoid the press’;

Lengthnoun

the distance from the batsman at which a well-bowled ball pitches

‘Lewis tended to bowl short of a length’;

Lengthnoun

(in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, especially when five or more

‘to open one heart with equal length in hearts and spades is in the modern Acol style’;

Length

Length is a measure of distance. In the International System of Quantities, length is a quantity with dimension distance.

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