Synonyms of span


1. span, duration, continuance

usage: the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"

2. span, distance

usage: the distance or interval between two points

3. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad, two, 2, II, deuce

usage: two items of the same kind

4. span, linear unit, linear measure

usage: a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

5. bridge, span, structure, construction

usage: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

6. straddle, span, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of sitting or standing astride


1. cross, traverse, span, sweep, cover, continue, extend

usage: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

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Definition and meaning of span (Dictionary)