Translation of length in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1(of sleeve, coat)the curtains are the wrong lengthtwo pieces of equal o the same lengthlas cortinas son demasiado largas/cortasthe hallway is 5m in lengthdos pedazos de igual longitud or del mismo largothe cable runs the length of the streetel pasillo mide or tiene 5 metros de largohe traveled the length and breadth of the countryel cable va todo a lo largo de la callethe beach is polluted along its entire lengthviajó a lo largo y (a lo) ancho del paísthe road was lined with policemen along its entire lengthla playa está contaminada en toda su extensiónto go to great/any/enormous lengthshe went to great lengths to send me the moneyhabía policías todo a lo largo de la carreterahe'd go to any lengths to get what he wantshizo todo lo posible para enviarme el dineroshe went to enormous lengths to help uses capaz de hacer cualquier cosa con tal de obtener lo que se proponehe even went to the length(s) of hiring a private detectivese desvivió por ayudarnosto measure one's length [humorous]he measured his length on the floorllegó al extremo de contratar a un detective privadoExample sentences
- Being around three to four inches in length they are also just the right size for tench fishing.
- Although seldom more than three inches in length, the hair may be cut to a quarter of an inch at the nape of the neck.
- The very biggest may have reached 40 metres in length and weighed close to 100 metric tons.
(of book, list)
- Walking down to the legal precinct this morning the full two-block length of Hyde Park was beautiful.
- She was dressed in a long peachy pink dress that hugged her bust tightly, and was long and loose for the rest of the garment's length.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (duration) See examples: after a considerable length of timeI like visiting New York, but I wouldn't want to live there for any length of timedespués de mucho tiempothe length of the showme gusta visitar Nueva York, pero no me gustaría quedarme allí a vivirthe length of his absencela duración del espectáculolo que dura el espectáculoin a speech of great lengthlo prolongado de su ausenciahe slept throughout the length of the sermonen un largo or extenso discursolength of servicedurmió durante todo el sermón2.2 (of vowel) (Linguistics)Example sentences2.3at length
(finally)por fin(for a long time)por extenso(in detail)to talk at lengthcon detenimientohablar largo y tendido
- As Navajo is a tone language, an error in tone or vowel length can be embarrassing to the listener.
- In our research, stress is treated as a function of syllable length.
- 3 countable(section — of wood, pipe)to cut something into equal/short lengthsa length of clothcortar algo en trozos iguales/cortosa dress lengthun corte de telauna telaun corte de vestidoExample sentences
- Maria carefully rolled the piece, winding a length of sticky tape around the tube, stowing it in her bag.
- Suddenly he was behind me, a length of white cord stretched tightly between his two hands.
- ‘You can still see pebbles in the stone,’ says Gerry, caressing the surface of a length of wall down by Kaleyard's Gate.
- 4 countable (Sport) 4.1(in swimming)I swam o did 12 lengths4.2nadé or (me) hice 12 largos(in horse, dog racing)(in rowing)Example sentences
- The bay colt won a maiden race by seven lengths at Del Mar on August 17 in his second career start.
- They led the whole race finishing a boat length ahead of the Irish.
- As they moved through the middle of the race the Evers-Swindells had extended their lead to a boat length over Germany.
- Splitting her time between homes in Knightsbridge and Gloucestershire, she swims her daily 30 lengths in a swimming pool fitted with underwater speakers.
- Keith Green, of Robin Close, Warminster is to swim 65 lengths of the Kingdown swimming pool in Warminster for MacMillan Cancer Relief.
- Two years ago, Kevin O'Donnell could barely swim 12 lengths of his local swimming pool and would drag himself totally exhausted from the water.
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