- (of a vowel or syllable) quantity, whether long or short.
- the quality of vowels.
- 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 go to any length
- in depth; fully
- for a long time; interminably
Word Origin for length
Medicine definitions for go to any length
Idioms and Phrases with go to any length (1 of 2)
go to any length
Also, go to great lengths. Take a great deal of trouble for something, go to extremes. For example, He'll go to great lengths to make a perfect chocolate cake, or, as Benjamin Disraeli put it in Coningsby (1844): “He would go ... [to] any lengths for his party.”
Idioms and Phrases with go to any length (2 of 2)
see at arm's length; at length; go to any length.