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length

[ lengkth, length, lenth ]
/ lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ /
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noun
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Idioms about length

Origin of length

First recorded 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 length

length
/ (lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ) /

noun

Word Origin for length

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

length
[ lĕngkth, lĕngth, lĕnth ]

n.
The linear distance between two points.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with length

length

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

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