Webster 1913 Edition
long, long; akin to D.
The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from
width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides;
lengthof a church, or of a ship; the
lengthof a rope or line.
A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; – often in the plural.
lengthsof seas and shores.
The future but a
lengthbehind the past.
The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration;
as, some sea birds are remarkable for the
lengthof their wings; he was tired by the
lengthof the sermon, and the
lengthof his walk.
A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together;
lengthof pipe; a
Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss
lengthof days, and every day like this.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as the length of a church or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.
Stretch'd at his length he spurns the swarthy ground.
3.A certain extent; a portion of space; with a plural.
Large lengths of seas and shores -
4.Space of time; duration, indefinitely; as a great length of time. What length of time will this enterprise require for its accomplishment?
May heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss, with length of days, and every day like this.
6.Reach or extent; as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
7.Extent; as the length of a discourse, essay, or argument.
He had marched to the length of Exeter.
[Unusual and inelegant.]
1.At length, at or in the full extent. Let the name be inserted at length.
2.At last; at the end or conclusion.