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English definition of “length”

length

noun  /leŋkθ, leŋθ/ us  

length noun (DISTANCE)

[C/U] the measurement of something from end to end or along its longest side, or a measurement of a particular part of something: [C] a length of rope [U] The boat is 20 feet in length. [C/U] The length of a piece of writing, such as a book or story, is a measure of the material it contains: [U] The length of the poem was 30 lines.

length noun (TIME)

[U] an amount of time: The movie is nearly three hours in length. George went on about his illnesses at great/some length (= for a long time).
(Definition of length from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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