Meaning of LENGTH in English
( a. )
The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012