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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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