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Spanish translation of “length”

length

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
largo
He won by a length The other boat is several lengths in front.
lengthen verb to make or become longer
alargar
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.
(Definition of length from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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