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Definition 1: the act of sitting or standing astride - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for span in the sense of this definition

(span is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(span is a part of ...) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

(span is a part of ...) the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Definition 2: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for span in the sense of this definition

(span is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of span ) bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge supported by trusses

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge supported by trestlework

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge where toll is charged for crossing

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends

(... is a kind of span ) a steel bridge constructed in the form of an arch

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge consisting of ropes

(... is a kind of span ) a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle

(... is a kind of span ) bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge designed for pedestrians

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it

(... is a kind of span ) a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides

(... is a kind of span ) a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction

(... is a kind of span ) bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle

(span is a part of ...) a supporting tower used to support a bridge

(span is a part of ...) a support for two adjacent bridge spans

(span is a part of ...) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

(... is part of span) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 3: the distance or interval between two points - [noun denoting attribute]

(span is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 4: a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches) - [noun denoting quantity]

(span is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 5: two items of the same kind - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for span in the sense of this definition

(span is a kind of ...) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

(... is a kind of span ) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(span is a part of ...) one of a pair

"he lost the mate to his shoe" "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Definition 6: the complete duration of something - [noun denoting time]

Samples where span or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the job was finished in the span of an hour

(span is a kind of ...) the period of time during which something continues

(... is a kind of span ) the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity

Definition 7: to cover or extend over an area or time period - [verb of stative]

Samples where span or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  • The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • The novel spans three centuries

Synonyms for span in the sense of this definition

(span is a kind of ...) span an interval of distance, space or time

"The war extended over five years" "The period covered the turn of the century" "My land extends over the hills on the horizon" "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

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