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length
American English: /lɛŋ(k)θ/
, /lɛnth/
British English: /lɛŋ(k)θ/
, /lɛn(t)θ/

Translation of length in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1
    (of sleeve, coat) largo (masculine)
    the curtains are the wrong length
    las cortinas son demasiado largas/cortas
    two pieces of equal o the same length
    dos pedazos de igual longitud or del mismo largo
    the hallway is 5m in length
    el pasillo mide or tiene 5 metros de largo
    the cable runs the length of the street
    el cable va todo a lo largo de la calle
    he traveled the length and breadth of the country
    viajó a lo largo y (a lo) ancho del país
    the beach is polluted along its entire length
    la playa está contaminada en toda su extensión
    the road was lined with policemen along its entire length
    había policías todo a lo largo de la carretera
    to go to great/any/enormous lengthshe went to great lengths to send me the money
    hizo todo lo posible para enviarme el dinero
    he'd go to any lengths to get what he wants
    es capaz de hacer cualquier cosa con tal de obtener lo que se propone
    she went to enormous lengths to help us
    se desvivió por ayudarnos
    he even went to the length(s) of hiring a private detective
    llegó al extremo de contratar a un detective privado
    to measure one's length [humorous]he measured his length on the floor
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2
    (of book, list) extensión (feminine)
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (duration) after a considerable length of time
    después de mucho tiempo
    I like visiting New York, but I wouldn't want to live there for any length of time
    me gusta visitar Nueva York, pero no me gustaría quedarme allí a vivir
    the length of the show
    la duración del espectáculo
    lo que dura el espectáculo
    the length of his absence
    lo prolongado de su ausencia
    in a speech of great length
    en un largo or extenso discurso
    he slept throughout the length of the sermon
    durmió durante todo el sermón
    length of service
    antigüedad (feminine) (en el trabajo)
    2.2 (of vowel) (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.3at length
    (finally) finalmente
    por fin
    (for a long time) extensamente
    por extenso
    (in detail) con detenimiento
    detenidamente
    to talk at length
    hablar largo y tendido
  • 3 countable
    (section — of wood, pipe) trozo (masculine)
    to cut something into equal/short lengths
    cortar algo en trozos iguales/cortos
    a length of cloth
    un corte de tela
    una tela
    a dress length
    un corte de vestido
    Example 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) largo (masculine)
    I swam o did 12 lengths
    nadé or (me) hice 12 largos
    4.2
    (in horse, dog racing) cuerpo (masculine)
    (in rowing) largo (masculine)
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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