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3 entries found for length.
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Main Entry: length
Pronunciation: primarystressleeng(k)th, primarystresslen(t)th
Function: noun
1 a : the measured distance from one end to the other of the longer or longest side of an object; also : any measured distance b : the quality or state of being long
2 a : the amount of time something takes <the length of a visit> b : the sound of a vowel or syllable as it is affected by the time needed to pronounce it
3 : a piece of something long <a length of pipe>
4 : the distance from top to bottom of an article of clothing
- at length
1 : very fully <praised her at length>
2 : at the end : FINALLY <at length we decided to join>

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