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length

length

 
pronunciation:
lengkth
phrases:
at length, go to any lengths
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: extent of linear distance.
a foot in length
similar words:
distance, measure, reach, span
definition 2: the entire such extent of a thing.
We walked the length of the street.
synonyms:
distance, span
similar words:
compass, extent, measure, range, reach, stretch
definition 3: a portion of the entire extent of something.
a short length of rope
synonyms:
measure, piece, section, segment
similar words:
portion, run
definition 4: amount of time.
the length of a film
synonyms:
duration
similar words:
dimension, extent, span, term, time
definition 5: extent of effort.
They went to great lengths to succeed.
synonyms:
measure, trouble
similar words:
effort
definition 6: the fact of being relatively extended in space or time.
an opera noted for its length
synonyms:
protractedness
antonyms:
brevity
similar words:
extent, persistence, span
phrase: at length
phrase: go to any lengths
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The word length contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth " from "warm" and "depth " from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth " from "bear" and "stealth " from "steal").