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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
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- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
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.
2. Extent; extension.
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?
5. Long duration.
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.
LENGTH, verb transitive To extend. [Not used.]
LENGTH'EN, verb transitive length'n.
1. To extend in length; to make longer; to elongate; as, to lengthen a line.
2. To draw out or extend in time; to protract; to continue in duration; as, to lengthen life. The days lengthen from December to June.
3. To extend; as, to lengthen a discourse or a dissertation.
4. To draw out in pronunciation; as, to lengthen a sound or a syllable. This verb is often followed by out, which may be sometimes emphatical, but in general is useless.
What if I please to lengthen out his date?
LENGTH'EN, verb intransitive To grow longer; to extend in length. A hempen rope contracts when wet, and lengthens when dry.
LENGTH'ENED, participle passive Made longer; drawn out in length; continued in duration.
LENGTH'ENING, participle present tense Making longer; extending in length or in duration.
LENGTH'ENING, noun Continuation; protraction. Daniel 4:27.
LENGTH'FUL, adjective Of great length in measure.
LENGTH'WISE, adverb In the direction of the length; in a longitudinal direction.
LENGTH'Y, adjective Being long or moderately long; not short; not brief; applied mostly to moral subjects, as to discourses, writings, arguments, proceedings, etc.; as a lengthy sermon; a lengthy dissertation; a lengthy detail.
No ministerial act in France, in matters of judicial cognizance, is done without a process verbal, in which the facts are stated amidst a great deal of lengthy formality, with a degree of minuteness, highly profitable to the verbalizing officers and to the revenue.
P. S. Murray has sent or will send a double copy of the Bride and Giaour; in the last one, some lengthy additions; pray accept them, according to old customs.
Chalmers' Political Annals, in treating of South Carolina - is by no means as lengthy as Mr. Hewitt's History.