Definition of 'span'
Example sentences containing 'span'
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Now a bridge spanning the legendary site will too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His life in football spanned two eras. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It spanned the width of the church and took three people to straighten it out. The Sun (2010)This tribute album draws together songs spanning her entire career. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a man with a very short attention span. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His long life spanned an incredible period in space exploration. The Sun (2012)What matters is the time span over which it is effective. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)They say it boosts concentration and attention span. The Sun (2008)Marines used portable aluminium bridges to span the irrigation channels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This has a profound effect on attention spans. The Sun (2012)The world view as a historical matrix of meaning spans the life of the individual and the life of generations. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Upstairs, a gallery spanning almost the length of the house is filled with books. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In real language, they tend to span a predictable length. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some have a wing span of more than 7ft. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This medal is a fitting recognition of an astonishing research career spanning more than 40 years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My ministry requires me to span two worlds: the world of teaching pastors and the world of artists. Christianity Today (2000)As the losing gang ran away, one member span around to fire off a shot from his homemade gun. The Sun (2013)Anyone who has the chutzpah to try to write a book that spans the last two billion years of our history needs a lot of help. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)They often fly high across the sky in the last minutes of daylight, and have a wing span of almost two feet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Whether it's sensible to increase lifespan is another matter - perhaps increasing health span might be a better goal. The Sun (2009)The Gothic building spans a narrow river on the grounds of a 19th-century manor and is a favourite spot for dog walkers. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'span'
British English: span NOUN
A span is the period of time between two dates or events during which something exists, functions, or happens.
The batteries had a life span of six hours.
British English: span VERB
If something spans a long period of time, it lasts throughout that period of time or relates to that whole period of time.
His professional career spanned 16 years.
Definition of span from the Collins English Dictionary
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