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length /leŋθ/ noun


فاصله ، بعد ، درازا ، طول ، قد ، درجه ، مدت ، علوم مهندسی: مسافت ، کامپیوتر: درازا ، عمران: طول ، معماری: قد ، ورزش: طول بدن اسب
الکترونیک: طول ، درازا ، کامپیوتر: طول ، فاصله ، بعد ، مسافت ، علوم مهندسی: طول بدن اسب ، ورزشی: درازا ، طول ، قد ، معماری: طول ، عمران: درازا، طول ، قد، درجه ، مدت کامپیوتر: طول

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

length
[noun]
Synonyms:
- distance, extent, longitude, measure, reach, span
- duration, period, space, span, stretch, term
- piece, measure, portion, section, segment
- at length: in detail, completely, fully, in depth, thoroughly, to the full, for a long time, for ages, for hours, interminably, at last, at long last, eventually, finally, in the end

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

length S2 W2 /leŋθ/ noun
[Word Family: adverb: lengthwise, lengthways; adjective: lengthening, lengthy; verb: lengthen; noun: length]
[Language: Old English; Origin: lengthu, from lang; long1]

1. SIZE [uncountable and countable] the measurement of how long something is from one end to the other ⇒ breadth, width:
We measured the length and width of the living room.
a length of 1 metre/2 feet etc
Some fish can grow to a length of four feet.
2 feet/10 metres etc in length
The hotel pool is 15 metres in length.
You’ll need several pieces of string of different lengths.

2. TIME [uncountable and countable] the amount of time that you spend doing something or that something continues ⇒ duration
length of
Your pension will depend on your length of employment.
What’s the average length of stay in hospital?
(not) for any length of time (=not for very long)
He wasn’t left alone for any length of time.

REGISTER
In everyday English, people usually talk about how long something is in space or time, rather than using the noun length:
We need to know the length of the table. ➔ We need to know how long the table is.
| He was annoyed by the length of time he had to wait. ➔ He was annoyed by how long he had to wait.

3. BOOKS/FILMS ETC [uncountable and countable] the amount of writing in a book, or the amount of time that a film, play etc continues
length of
We had to cut the length of the book by one third.
of this length
Films of this length (=as long as this) are pretty unusual.

4. run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of something to go or move from one end to the other of something:
The wall ran the full length of the garden.
They walked the length of the pier.

5. shoulder-length/knee-length etc reaching down as far as your shoulders etc:
shoulder-length hair
an ankle-length dress

6. go to some/great/any lengths (to do something) to try very hard or to do whatever is necessary to achieve something that is important to you:
He went to great lengths to keep their name out of the papers.
Bella would go to any lengths to fulfil her ambition.

7. at (some/great etc) length
a) if you talk at length about something, you talk about it for a long time
speak/talk etc at length
The young people spoke at length about their experiences.
We’ve already discussed the subject at great length.
b) literary after a long time:
‘I don’t agree,’ she said at length.

8. the length and breadth of the area/country/land etc in or through every part of a large area:
The police searched the length and breadth of the country.

9. PIECE [countable] a piece of something long and thin
a length of rope/pipe/wire etc

10. IN RACES [countable] the measurement of a horse, boat etc from one end to the other – used when saying how far the horse, boat etc is ahead of another:
The horse won by three lengths.

11. SWIMMING [countable] the distance from one end of a swimming pool to the other
do/swim a length
She does at least 20 lengths a day.
hold something at arm’s length at arm1(8), ⇒ keep/hold somebody at arm’s length at arm1(9), ⇒ full-length1

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

length
noun
I. distance from one end to the other
ADJ. entire, full, maximum, whole There is a maximum length of 2,500 words. The queue stretched the whole length of the High Street.
great a ditch of great length and width
medium | overall, total
VERB + LENGTH estimate, measure He measured the length and width of the table.
have The vehicle has an overall length of 12 feet.
grow to, reach These fish can reach a length of over two metres.
double in, increase in | cut sth to Measure the size of the window and cut the cloth to length.
drive, run, swim, travel, walk, etc. The fence runs the length of the footpath.
PREP. along the ~ of There were coloured lights along the whole length of the street.
in ~ The pipe was two metres in length.
PHRASES at arm's length He has to hold newspapers at arm's length to focus on the print.
double, twice, three times, half, etc. the length of sth The queen bee is twice the length of a worker bee.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

length
II. amount of time that sth lasts
ADJ. considerable, great, inordinate | reasonable
VERB + LENGTH cut, reduce, shorten | increase
LENGTH + VERB increase | decrease
PREP. at ~ He told me at length about his new job.
in ~ Each lesson was an hour in length.
PHRASES length of time They complained about the inordinate length of time they had to wait.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

length
III. length of a swimming pool
VERB + LENGTH do, swim I did 20 lengths today.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

length

measure the length of something
The children measured the length of their shadows at three different times of day.
have a length of 1 metre/2 feet etc
These leaves have a length of about 7 cm.
grow to/reach a length of 2 metres/8 feet etc
A blue whale can reach a length of 100 feet.
run the length of something (=exist along the whole length of something)
A long corridor ran the length of the building.
the total length
The total length of the completed railway line will be almost 650 kilometres.
an average length
These worms grow to an average length of about 1 metre.
the whole/full/entire length of something
The camera looks down the full length of the street.
medium length
All the girls had short or medium length hair.
equal/unequal length
She drew two lines of equal length.
a maximum/minimum length
This species of fish can reach a maximum length of 12 inches.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

length
noun
1.
DUBIOUS: The length of the tunnel is about two miles.
GOOD: The tunnel is about two miles long.

Usage Note:
When you mention how long something is, a phrase ending with long usually sounds more natural than the length ... is , especially in informal styles: 'The garden is almost seventy feet long.'

2.
DUBIOUS: The length of the film is one and a half hours.
GOOD: The film lasts one and half hours.

Usage Note:
last = take (a stated length of time) from start to finish: 'Each lesson lasts fifty minutes.' 'This afternoon's exciting match on centre court lasted exactly two hours and twelve minutes.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

length
leŋθ
See: at length , go to any length , keep at a distance or keep at arm's length

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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