(DISTANCE) [noun] - the measurement of something from end to end or along its longest sidePassengers will be charged according to the lengths of their vehicles. [C]This elastic cord stretches to twice its normal length. [C]The boat is ten metres in length (= ten metres long). [U]She planted rose bushes (along) the length of the garden (= the whole distance along it). [U]A length of something such as string or pipe is a piece of it.He used a short length of steel pipe as a weapon.A length is a unit used in describing the distance by which a horse or boat wins a race. It is equal to the measurement from one end of the horse or boat to the other.The Cambridge boat won by two lengths.A length in a swimming pool is the distance from one end to the other.She swims forty lengths a day.If you travel the length and breadth of a place, you go to every part of it.She travelled the length and breadth of Ireland looking for her missing brother.
Meaning of LENGTH in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012