Synonyms for span

Synonyms for (noun) span

Synonyms: span, straddle

Definition: the act of sitting or standing astride

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: bridge, span

Definition: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms: span

Definition: the distance or interval between two points

Similar words: distance

Definition: the property created by the space between two objects or points

Synonyms: span

Definition: a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

Similar words: linear measure, linear unit

Definition: a unit of measurement of length

Synonyms: couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome, pair, yoke, span, brace

Definition: two items of the same kind

Similar words: II, 2, deuce, two

Definition: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

Synonyms: span

Definition: the complete duration of something

Usage: the job was finished in the span of an hour

Similar words: continuance, duration

Definition: the period of time during which something continues

Synonyms for (verb) span

Synonyms: sweep, traverse, cross, span

Definition: to cover or extend over an area or time period

Usage: Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres; The novel spans three centuries

Similar words: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

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