(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. limit, measure, range; span, longitude, length, breadth; compass, proportions, size.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. degree, limit, span, space, area, measure, size, proportions, bulk, length, breadth, compass, scope, reach, sweep, amplitude, spaciousness, capaciousness, width, range, amount, expanse, magnitude, intensity; see also breadth 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
size, area, degree, magnitude, measure, proportions, range, expanse, amount, sweep, dimensions, scope.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree: length, reach, span, stretch. See BIG. 2. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power: ambit, compass, extension, orbit, purview, range, reach, realm, scope, sphere, sweep, swing. See TERRITORY. 3. The amount of space occupied by something: dimension, magnitude, measure, proportion (often used in plural), size. See BIG. 4. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute: degree, magnitude, measure, proportion. See BIG. 5. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water: distance, expanse, expansion, reach, space, spread, stretch, sweep. See PLACE.

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