Synonyms of span
1 periodDictionary • The batteries had a life span of six hours.
period • a period of a few months
term • a 12-month term of service
duration • the duration of the trial
course • In the course of the 1930s steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
stretch • He would study for eight- to ten-hour stretches.
spell • There has been a spell of dry weather.
2 extentDictionary • With a span of 6ft, her wings dominated the stage.
extent • an estate about seven or eight acres in extent
reach • The clothes they model are in easy reach of every woman.
spread • The rhododendron grows to 18 inches with a spread of 24 inches.
length • It is about a metre in length.
distance • They measured the distance between the island and the shore.
stretch • It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
1 extend over • a man whose interests spanned almost every aspect of nature • His professional career spanned 16 years.
cover • The law covers four categories of experiments.
encompass • His repertoire encompassed everything from Bach to Scott Joplin.
comprise • The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
2 extend across • the humped iron bridge spanning the railway
cross • A bridge crosses the river about half a mile outside the village.
bridge • a tree used to bridge the river
cover • It would not be easy to cover ten miles on that amount of petrol.
traverse • I traversed the narrow pedestrian bridge.
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• a tree used to bridge the river
compriseIf you say that something comprises or is comprised of a number of things or people, you mean it has them as its parts or members.
• The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
• In the course of the 1930s steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
Thesaurus for span from the Collins English Thesaurus
the interval, space, or distance between two points, such as the ends of a bridge or arch
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