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span1

span1

 
 
pronunciation:
spaen
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the stretch or reach between two points.
The span from one end of the city to the other is about twenty miles.
synonyms:
distance, length
similar words:
size
definition 2: the length of time.
He had a short life span.
synonyms:
duration, length, term
definition 3: the section or distance between two supports.
The span of that bridge is the longest in the world.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spanned, spanning, spans
definition: to stretch or reach over or across.
The bridge spans the river.Her life spanned eighty years.
 
synonyms:
bridge, cross
similar words:
extend over, reach over, stretch over
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