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length

 
Noun length has 5 senses
  1. length - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    fundamental quantity, fundamental measure; physical property; dimension
    --1 has particulars:
     circumference; diameter, diam; radius, r; longness; shortness
  2. duration, length - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
    --2 is a kind of temporal property
    --2 has particulars:
     longness; lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction; endlessness; shortness; brevity, briefness, transience; permanence, permanency; impermanence, impermanency
  3. length - the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
    --3 is a kind of
    extent
  4. distance, length - 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"
    --4 is a kind of size
    --4 has particulars:
     leg; arm's length; gauge; light time; skip distance; wingspan, wingspread; wingspread; altitude
  5. length - a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"
    --5 is a kind of
    section, segment
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