Synonyms of 'span'
the complete extentThe batteries had a life span of six hours.
the complete extentThe bridge has a span of 579 feet.
an estate about seven or eight acres in extent
Luckily, the phone was in easy reach.
The rhododendron grows to 18 inches with a spread of 24 inches.
It is about a metre in length.
They measured the distance between the island and the shore.
It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
to stretch or extend across, over, or arounda man whose interests spanned almost every aspect of natureHis professional career spanned 16 years.
to stretch or extend across, over, or aroundthe humped iron bridge spanning the railway
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in the sense of bridge
to build or provide a bridge over (something)a tree used to bridge the river
in the sense of comprise
to be made up ofThe exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
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