- the distance between two supports of a structure.
- the structure so supported.
- the distance or space between two supports of a bridge.
verb (used with object), spanned, span·ning.
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Example sentences from the Web for span
What’s more, the 13 states with mandates tallied 50,000 fewer excess deaths in a six-week span.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
For example, last year, Qantas famously tested out three globe-spanning journeys it referred to as “research” flights for “Project Sunrise.”The world’s longest commercial flights, by the numbers|Rob Verger|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Maryland does not release the names or positions of any player who contracts the virus, and the school has not provided information more specific than a cumulative total of positive results during these week-long spans.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Topics span a galaxy’s worth of technology, including 3D-printed rockets, earth observation data, orbital operations, ground station networks, launch services, broadband communications, defense operations and manufacturing in space.Prices increase tonight for our space-focused event, TC Sessions: Space|Alexandra Ames|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
The athletic department had a spike in cases in early September when 46 athletes, spanning 10 teams, tested positive for the coronavirus.Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State game|Emily Giambalvo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Spanning more than 150 years, the exhibit exhaustively distinguishes designer pieces from licensed copies, adaptations, and fakes.
I found this book made me feel connected to a community of sufferers both real and fictional, spanning centuries.
The other seven dispensaries, spanning from coast to coast, are death traps for thousands of sea organisms each year.New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species|Abby Haglage|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Deeply ambitious and spanning multiple countries, Touch is an intriguing concept and definitely one to watch for midseason.
He confirmed that the studies he and his colleagues examined are now at least 19 years old, spanning from the late 1960s to 1992.
It was equivalent to spanning three bad fords with one bridge.
The view is closed by a range of red cliffs, with the magnificent iron bridge of Chepstow spanning the river.The Wye and Its Associations|Leitch Ritchie
Suddenly a glorious rainbow shaped itself in the transparent mist over the Confederate camp, spanning it from end to end.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
Spanning the pond near the dam, was a bridge of logs which they had neglected to destroy.Three Years in the Sixth Corps|George T. Stevens
Overhead was an arch of brilliant light a hundred miles thick, spanning the whole of the visible heavens.A Honeymoon in Space|George Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for span (1 of 4)
verb spans, spanning or spanned (tr)
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Idioms and Phrases with span
see spick and span.