1 amount, distance, extent, length, reach, spread, stretch
2 duration, period, spell, term
3 arch across, bridge, cover, cross, extend across, link, range over, traverse, vault
clean, fresh as paint, immaculate, impeccable, in apple-pie order (informal) neat as a new pin, shipshape, spotless, spruce, tidy, trim
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span ( spans plural & 3rd person present) ( spanning present participle) ( spanned past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A span is the period of time between two dates or events during which something exists, functions, or happens.
usu supp N
The batteries had a life span of six hours..., Gradually the time span between sessions will increase.
2 n-count Your concentration span or your attention span is the length of time you are able to concentrate on something or be interested in it.
usu supp N
His ability to absorb information was astonishing, but his concentration span was short...
3 verb If something spans a long period of time, it lasts throughout that period of time or relates to that whole period of time.
His professional career spanned 16 years... V n
The film, spanning almost a quarter-century, tells the story of Henry Hill... V n
4 verb If something spans a range of things, all those things are included in it.
Bernstein's compositions spanned all aspects of music, from symphonies to musicals. V n
5 n-count The span of something that extends or is spread out sideways is the total width of it from one end to the other.
usu with supp
It is a very pretty butterfly, with a 2 inch wing span...
6 verb A bridge or other structure that spans something such as a river or a valley stretches right across it.
Travellers get from one side to the other by walking across a footbridge that spans a little stream. V n
spick and span , spick-and-span A place that is spick and span is very clean and tidy. adj usu v-link ADJ
The apartment was spick and span.
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