WordNet Search - 3.1

Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations

Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"

- S: (n) span (the complete duration of something)
*"the job was finished in the span of an hour"* - S: (n) span (the distance or interval between two points)
- S: (n) couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad (two items of the same kind)
- S: (n) span (a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches))
*direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/**sister term**- S: (n) linear unit, linear measure (a unit of measurement of length)
- S: (n) long measure (a measure of length)
- S: (n) astronomy unit (a linear unit used for astronomical distances)
- S: (n) metric linear unit (a linear unit of distance in metric terms)
- S: (n) nautical linear unit (a linear unit of distance used in navigation)
- S: (n) inch, in (a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot)
- S: (n) foot, ft (a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard)
*"he is six feet tall"* - S: (n) footer ((used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet)
*"he is a six-footer"; "the golfer sank a 40-footer"; "his yacht is a 60-footer"* - S: (n) yard, pace (a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride)
- S: (n) yarder ((used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards)
*"the golfer hit a 300-yarder to the green"* - S: (n) perch, rod, pole (a linear measure of 16.5 feet)
- S: (n) furlong (a unit of length equal to 220 yards)
- S: (n) mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi (a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters)
- S: (n) miler ((used only in combinations) the length of something in miles)
*"the race was a 30-miler"* - S: (n) half mile, 880 yards (a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile)
- S: (n) quarter mile, 440 yards (a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile)
- S: (n) league (an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles))
- S: (n) ligne (a linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttons)
- S: (n) nail (a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard)
- S: (n) archine (a Russian unit of length (71 cm))
- S: (n) kos, coss ((in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities)
- S: (n) vara (a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities)
- S: (n) verst (a Russian unit of length (1.067 km))
- S: (n) cable, cable length, cable's length (a nautical unit of depth)
- S: (n) chain (a unit of length)
- S: (n) cubit (an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm)
- S: (n) finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digit (the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure)
- S: (n) fistmele (about seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow))
- S: (n) body length (the length of your body)
- S: (n) handbreadth, handsbreadth (any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand)
- S: (n) head (the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head)
*"he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"* - S: (n) lea (a unit of length of thread or yarn)
- S: (n) li (Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers)
- S: (n) link (a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain)
- S: (n) mesh (the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles)
*"a 100 mesh screen"; "100 mesh powdered cellulose"* - S: (n) mil (a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire))
- S: (n) mile, mil, Swedish mile (a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km)
- S: (n) mile, Roman mile (an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards)
- S: (n) Roman pace (an ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground)
- S: (n) geometric pace (a modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet)
- S: (n) military pace (the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time))
- S: (n) palm (a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand)
- S: (n) span (a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches))
- S: (n) survey mile (a U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters; derived from the use of 39.37 inches as the conversion for one meter)
- S: (n) fathom, fthm (a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth)
- S: (n) point (a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch)
- S: (n) em, pica em, pica (a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing)
- S: (n) en, nut (half the width of an em)
- S: (n) cicero (a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em)
- S: (n) bridge, span (a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.)
- S: (n) straddle, span (the act of sitting or standing astride)