span

phonetic symbol: / spǽn / 

span - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of sitting or standing astride
straddle

[ noun ]
■ a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
bridge

[ noun ]
■ the distance or interval between two points

[ noun ]
■ a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

[ noun ]
■ two items of the same kind
brace , couple , couplet , distich , duad , duet , duo , dyad , pair , twain , twosome , yoke

[ noun ]
■ the complete duration of something
e.g.)
・the job was finished in the span of an hour

[ verb ]
■ to cover or extend over an area or time period
e.g.)
・The parking lot spans 3 acres
・The novel spans three centuries
cross , sweep , traverse

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