Meaning of “span” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /spæn/

the period of time that something exists or happens:

an average life span of seventy years

the length of something from one end to the other:

a wing span of five metres
span verb [ T ] (present participle spanning, past tense and past participle spanned)

to exist or continue for a particular distance or length of time:

Her acting career spanned almost forty years.

(Definition of “span” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)