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span - Dictionary definition and meaning for word span

Definition
(noun) the complete duration of something
Example Sentence
  • the job was finished in the span of an hour

Definition
(noun) the distance or interval between two points
Definition
(noun) two items of the same kind
Synonyms : brace , couple , couplet , distich , duad , duet , duo , dyad , pair , twain , twosome , yoke

Definition
(noun) a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
Definition
(noun) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
Synonyms : bridge

Definition
(noun) the act of sitting or standing astride
Synonyms : straddle

Definition
(verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period
Synonyms : cross , sweep , traverse
Example Sentence
  • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  • The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • The novel spans three centuries

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