length

[ lengkth, length, lenth ]
/ lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ /

noun

Idioms for length

Origin of length

before 900; Middle English length(e), Old English lengthu; cognate with Dutch lengte, Old Norse lengd. See long1, -th1
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British Dictionary definitions for at length

length
/ (lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ) /

noun

Word Origin for length

Old English lengthu; related to Middle Dutch lengede, Old Norse lengd
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Medicine definitions for at length

length
[ lĕngkth, lĕngth, lĕnth ]

n.

The linear distance between two points.
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Idioms and Phrases with at length (1 of 2)

at length

1

In full, extensively. For example, The preacher went on at length about sin, or I have read at length about these cameras. [c. 1500]

2

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)

length

see at arm's length; at length; go to any length.

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