- 1.1 (full extent — of hand)(— of wing)(— of bridge, arch)Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (part of bridge)
- Powerful wings spread a span of twenty feet and Jack had to step back to avoid being hit.
- Immense wings spread to more than the span of 2 metres in total length.
- The wings of the Tupolev-designed plane had a span of more than sixty metres, the same as a Boeing 747's.
Example sentences1.3 (of time)
- He held out an arm to show how the end of the sleeve hung two handspans below his knuckles.
- A good rule of thumb when buying or constructing a flight cage for large parrots is that the width should be twice the wingspan, plus a handspan.
- Lang's handspan covers 12 notes on the piano keyboard.
Example sentences1.4 (range) See examples: at this age children have a short attention span
- Cast glass channels in extruded aluminum flames can be installed for long or tall spans without added supports.
- Next year will see the start of the five-year $3billion replacement of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
- In the pre-industrial age, the structural form that was used for the widest spans was the masonry vault or dome.
the whole span of American historya esta edad los niños no pueden mantener la atención por períodos prolongados→ life spanla historia americana en toda su extensión
- I didn't have an answer because I didn't know myself and thankfully her concentration span was lacking at that point.
- I silently thanked my short concentration span for tuning in for the first few minutes at least.
- These are people who've packed seemingly 10 lifetimes into one normal span.
transitive verb -nn-
- 1.1 (extend over) a career that spanned 60 yearsa story spanning four generationsuna carrera que abarcó 60 años or que se extendió a lo largo de 60 años1.2 (cross) See examples: the bridge that spans the Tagusuna historia que transcurre a lo largo de cuatro generaciones or que abarca cuatro generacionesto span a river with a bridgeel puente que se extiende sobre el Tajo or que cruza el Tajotender un puente sobre un ríoExample sentences
- We passed the occasional kamikaze truck driver hurtling down the narrow mountain roads; and forded green rivers that were spanned by metal bridges.
- The first branch was spanned with a bridge and the second with a ford.
- The path turned to cross a small stone bridge spanning a stream.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.