Definitions for span

Definitions for (noun) span

Main entry: span, straddle

Definition: the act of sitting or standing astride

Main entry: bridge, span

Definition: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

Main entry: span

Definition: the distance or interval between two points

Main entry: span

Definition: a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

Main entry: couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome, pair, yoke, span, brace

Definition: two items of the same kind

Main entry: span

Definition: the complete duration of something

Usage: the job was finished in the span of an hour

Definitions for (verb) span

Main entry: sweep, traverse, cross, span

Definition: to cover or extend over an area or time period

Usage: Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres; The novel spans three centuries

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