span / spæn /


span2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. the distance between the tip of the thumb and the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended.
  2. a unit of length corresponding to this distance, commonly taken as 9 inches.
  3. a distance, amount, piece, etc., of this length or of some small extent: a span of lace.
v. 有主动词 verb

spanned, span·ning.

  1. to measure by the hand with the thumb and little finger extended.
  2. to encircle with the hand or hands, as the waist.
  3. to extend over or across.

span 近义词

n. 名词 noun

distance, duration

v. 动词 verb

stretch over


  1. The active user metrics can further be categorized into four metrics as per audience engagement in different time spans.
  2. Sorkin’s economic prescriptions are derived from a career that’s now spanned a quarter century.
  3. Romaine is slightly heartier, but it still has a limited life span in a Tupperware.
  4. Somehow a galaxy that spans tens of thousands of light years is intimately related to what is, in effect, a microscopic dot at its center.
  5. A star is born over a long span of time from a large, cold, dark cloud of gas and dust.
  6. The human attention span is evolving in such a way that they can skip around.
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  8. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval of time.
  9. In battle, it means the ability to shift from suicide bombers to tank columns and maneuver warfare in the span of a day.
  10. Typically, new equipment is developed in the span of two or three years.
  11. Messrs. Spick and Span's representative was wounded in his tenderest point, but his firm carried out the order to the letter.
  12. Part of that idea was sham bric-à-brac, the rest was carte blanche to Messrs. Spick and Span.
  13. Originally it had one great roof of a single span, second only to that of St. Pancras Station.
  14. That was "back in the Sixties," when his lapses were as far apart as they were unrivalled in consumption, span, and pyrotechny.
  15. He seems to think he is mooting to me a spick and span new idea—that he has invented something.