- the distance between two supports of a structure.
- the structure so supported.
- the distance or space between two supports of a bridge.
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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.
You stand on an unsteady pontoon bridge spanning the Tigris River in a township called Adh Dhouloueya.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These huge galaxies live in clusters: associations of hundreds or thousands of galaxies spanning millions of light-years across.
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
One of those which remained was an enormous spruce about ninety feet long, spanning the stream directly against Moran's Camp.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Captain Oliver Brown and Thompson were to hold the bridges spanning the two rivers.The Raid of John Brown at Harper's Ferry as I Saw It|Rev. Samuel Vanderlip Leech
All horrent the cobra exalts his hooded head, and the spanning jaws fly open.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
Immediately in front the light sifts down upon a rude bridge spanning a narrow stream.The Saxons|Edwin Davies Schoonmaker
To reach it we crossed a small bridge spanning what seemed to be a small river with sluice-gates, just as we had thought.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for span (1 of 4)
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see spick and span.