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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Linear measure
Nouns
1. length, lengthiness, longitude, span, extent, stretch, distance, dimension, footage, yardage, mileage. See measurement, space.
2. (line measure) line, bar, stripe, string, row, streak; spoke, radius, diameter.
3. (making longer) lengthening, prolongation, production, protraction, tension, extension, elongation.
4. (linear measurement) line, nail, inch, hand, palm, foot, cubit, yard, ell, fathom, pole, rod, furlong, mile, league, chain; meter; centimeter, etc.;
kilometer; land measure, surveyors' measure.
Verbs
1. stretch out, extend, sprawl, reach to, stretch to.
2. lengthen, extend, elongate, stretch, prolong, string out, produce, protract, let out, draw out, spin out.
3. enfilade, rake; look along; view in perspective.
Adjectives
1. long, lengthy, outstretched, lengthened, elongated, protracted, interminable, no end of, unshortened, over all.
2. linear, longitudinal, oblong, lineal.
Adverbs — lengthwise, at length, longitudinally, endwise, along, tandem, in a line, in perspective; from end to end, from stem to stern, from head to foot, from top to bottom, from head to toe; cap-a-pie; from dawn to dusk; fore and aft.
Antonyms, see shortness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Linear distance]
Syn. distance, space, measure, span, reach, range, longitude, remoteness, stride, magnitude, compass, portion, dimension, unit, radius, diameter, linearity, longness, mileage, stretch; see also extent .
2. [Extent in space]
Syn. extensiveness, spaciousness, ranginess, endlessness, continuance, tallness, height, loftiness, lengthiness, expansion; see also breadth 2 , expanse , width .
Ant. shortness, nearness*, closeness.
3. [Duration]
Syn. period, interval, season, year, month, week, day, minute, continuance, limit, lastingness; see also term 2 , time 1 .
at full length,
Syn. extended, stretched out, lengthwise; see long 1 .
at length,
4.
Syn. after a long time, eventually, in the end; see finally 2 .
5.
Syn. extensively, in full, wholly, without omission; see completely .
go to any length or [m1] go to Great lengths,
Syn. do anything, stop at nothing, achieve by any means; see try 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. distance span, extent, reach, measure, size, dimension, expanse.
2. duration span, period, term.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree: extent, reach, span, stretch. See BIG. 2. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space: distance, space, stretch. Informal: piece, way. See BIG. 3. The ultimate point to which an action, thought, discussion, or policy is carried: end, extreme, limit. See LIMITED.

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