- (of a vowel or syllable) quantity, whether long or short.
- the quality of vowels.
Words nearby length
Idioms for length
- in or to the full extent; completely.
- after a time; finally: At length there was a step forward in the negotiations.
Origin of length
British Dictionary definitions for at length
- in depth; fully
- for a long time; interminably
Word Origin for length
Medicine definitions for at length
Idioms and Phrases with at length (1 of 2)
In full, extensively. For example, The preacher went on at length about sin, or I have read at length about these cameras. [c. 1500]
After a long time, finally, as in At length the procession ended. [Early 1500s] Also see in the long run.
Idioms and Phrases with at length (2 of 2)
see at arm's length; at length; go to any length.