Translation of "length" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /leŋθ/ us /leŋkθ/

B1 how long something is from one end to the other

The room is over eight metres in length.
What length are the curtains?

the amount of time that something lasts

the length of a movie

(Translation of “length” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /leŋθ/

the distance from one end to the other of an object, period of time etc

longitud, largo
What is the length of your garden?
Please note down the length of time it takes you to do this.

a piece of something, especially cloth

pedazo, trozo
I bought a (3–metre) length of silk.

in racing, the measurement from end to end of a horse, boat etc

He won by a length
The other boat is several lengths in front.
lengthen verb

to make or become longer

I’ll have to lengthen this skirt
The days are lengthening now that the spring has come.
lengthways/lengthwise adverb

in the direction of the length

longitudinalmente, a lo largo
She folded the towels lengthways.
lengthy adjective (comparative lengthier, superlative lengthiest)

of great, often too great, length

largo, extenso, prolongado
This essay is interesting, but lengthy.
at length

in detail; taking a long time

en detalle, a fondo, largo y tendido
She told us at length about her accident.

at last

por fin
At length, the walkers arrived home.
go to any lengths

to do anything, no matter how extreme, dishonest, wicked etc, to achieve a particular aim

hacer lo que sea para conseguir algo
She’d go to any lengths to get herself promoted.

(Translation of “length” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)