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IELTS BNC: 1174 COCA: 1855
noun /leŋθ/
  1. 1
    [C/U] a measurement of how long something is in size 长度

    Cut the cloth to the required length. 把这块布料裁到所需的长度。

    This beautiful bird is small, with a total length of about three inches. 这只美丽的鸟很小,整个体长约为3英寸。

    The length of your swimming pool is not important. 你的游泳池的长度并不重要。

    of equal/unequal length :

    Use two planks of unequal length. 用两块长短不同的厚木板。

    in length :

    The boat was 16 feet in length. 这条船有16英尺长。

     Synonyms and related words
    Length, width and depth: length, width, depth...
    1. a.
      a measurement of how long something is in time 时间长度

      The length of your talk must be at least 10 minutes. 你的讲话至少要有10分钟长。

      The average length of stay in hospital is three days. 一般住院时间为3天。

      length of time :

      You can adjust the length of time that the light remains on. 你可以调整灯亮的持续时间。

      for any length of time (=for a long period of time) 长时间 :

      When standing for any length of time, remember to flex your knees. 长时间站立时记得屈伸膝关节。

       Synonyms and related words
      General words relating to frequency and duration: frequency, rate, irregularity...
    2. b.
      a measurement of how big a book or piece of writing is (书或作品的)长度

      His latest novel is twice the length of his previous one. 他最新的小说是上一本的两倍长。

       Synonyms and related words
      Units for measuring length or width: bore, centimeter, centimetre...
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    [C] [usually singular] the distance from one end of something to the other 全长;全程

    Carter ran half the length of the pitch to score a brilliant goal. 卡特尔跑过半场的距离,射入一记精彩的进球。

    along something's length :

    The pier was lit up along its entire length. 水上码头从头到尾都亮着灯。

    run the length of something (=go from one end to the other) 从某物的一端到另一端 :

    A proposed tourist trail will run the length of the river. 所提议的旅游通道将沿河一直走到头。

     Synonyms and related words
    Length, width and depth: length, width, depth...
    1. a.
      the distance from one end of a swimming pool to the other. The distance from one side of a swimming pool to the other is a width. (游泳池的)长度
       Synonyms and related words
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    [C] a piece of something that is long and thin 一条细长的东西

    a length of pipe/rope/string 一条管道/绳子/细绳

     Synonyms and related words
    Long and thin objects: line, strip, stick...
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    [C] a measure of how far one car, horse etc is in front of another in a race, usually equal to the length of one car, horse etc 一车位,一马位等(赛车或赛马等比赛中领先的距离)

    He still managed to finish seven lengths ahead of the rest. 他最终仍领先其他车手7个车位而获胜。

     Synonyms and related words
IELTS BNC: 1174 COCA: 1855


1distance from one end to the other長度ADJECTIVE | VERB + LENGTH | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEentire, full, maximum, whole整個長度;全部長度;最大長度;全長There is a maximum length of 2 500 words.篇幅不得超過 2,500 個單詞。A long veranda runs the whole length of the building.一條長廊貫通整棟建築。great非常長的長度a ditch of great length and width又長又寬的溝medium中等長度overall, total總長度average平均長度VERB + LENGTHestimate, measure估計/測量長度He measured the length and width of the table.他量了桌子的長和寬。have有⋯長The vehicle has an overall length of 12 feet.這輛車總長 12 英尺。grow to, reach增加到/達到⋯長度These fish can reach a length of over five feet.這些魚身長可超過 5 英尺。double in, increase in長度加倍;增加長度cut sth to將⋯減到⋯長度Measure the size of the window and cut the cloth to length.量好窗戶的尺寸,然後按尺寸裁布。drive, extend, run, swim, travel, walk, etc.行駛、延伸、跑、游、旅行、走等某一距離The fence runs the length of the footpath.籬笆沿整條小路延伸。PREPOSITIONalong the length of沿着There were lights along the whole length of the street.整條街上都有燈。in length長度為The pipe was six feet in length.管道長 6 英尺。PHRASESat arm's length以一臂之距;以一定距離He has to hold newspapers at arm's length to focus on the print.他必須將手臂伸直拿着報紙才能看清上面的字。She kept him at arm's length until he stopped smoking. (figurative) 在他戒煙以前,她一直與他保持一定距離。double, twice, three times, half, etc. the length of sth⋯兩倍、三倍、一半等的長度The queen bee is twice the length of a worker bee.蜂王的體長為工蜂的兩倍。


2amount of time that sth lasts持續時間ADJECTIVE | VERB + LENGTH | LENGTH + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEconsiderable, great, inordinate相當長的時間;極長的時間;過長的時間reasonable合適的時長VERB + LENGTHcut, reduce, shorten縮短時間increase延長時間LENGTH + VERBincrease時間延長decrease時間縮短PREPOSITIONat length詳細地He told me at length about his new job.他向我詳細地說了他新工作的情況。in length時長為Each lesson was an hour in length.每節課時長是一小時。PHRASESlength of time時間長度They complained about the inordinate length of time they had to wait.他們抱怨等的時間太長。


3length of a swimming pool泳池長度VERB + LENGTHdo, swim游⋯距離I did 20 lengths today.我今天在游泳池裏游了 10 個來回。
IELTS BNC: 1174 COCA: 1855
length noun
length (the length of the river) piece (a length of rope)


length ♦︎ height ♦︎ depth ♦︎ width ♦︎ diameter ♦︎ thicknessThese are all words for a measurement of distance between two ends or sides of sth. 这些词均表示两端或两侧之间的长度或距离。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配sth has a length / height / depth / width / diameter / thickness of 20 cm / 30 m, etc.sth is / measures 20 cm / 30 m, etc. in length / height / depth / width / diameter / thicknesssth is of a particular length / height / depth / width / diameter / thicknessa great length / height / depth / width / thicknessan average length / height / depth / width / diameter / thicknessa standard length / height / widtha maximum / minimum length / height / depth / width / diameter / thicknessthe full length / height / width / thickness of sththe total length / height / depth / width / thickness of sthto measure the length / height / depth / width / diameter / thickness of sthto calculate the length / height / depth / diameter of sth length [uncountable, countable] the distance or measurement along sth from one end to the other 长;长度This room is twice the length of the kitchen.这个房间的长度是厨房的两倍。The river is 300 miles in length.这条河长300英里。The snake usually reaches a length of 100 cm.这种蛇一般可长到100厘米。He ran the entire length of the beach (= from one end to the other).他从海滩的头跑到尾。 long


long hair长发a long corridor / bridge长廊;长桥The table is six feet long.那张桌子长6英尺。 OPP short short 2
height [uncountable, countable] the measurement of how tall a person or thing is (人的)身高;(物体的)高度Please state your height and weight.请注明你的身高和体重。He is of medium height and slim build.他中等身材,体形修长。You can adjust the height of the chair.你可以调节椅子的高度。The table is available in several different heights.这款桌子有几种不同的高度可供选择。 see also high high 2 depth [uncountable, countable] the distance or measurement from the top or surface to the bottom of sth 向下的距离;深(度);纵深What's the depth of the water here?这儿的水有多深?Water was found at a depth of 30 metres.在30米深处找到了水。They dug down to a depth of two metres.他们挖到了两米深。 Depth can also be the distance from the front to the back of sth. * depth也可表示向里的距离或进深The depth of the shelves is 30 centimetres.这些书架的深度为30厘米。 deep


a deep hole / well / river很深的洞/井/河deep water / snow深水;厚雪a deep cut / wound / space很深的刀口/伤口;深邃的空间The water is only a few inches deep.这水只有几英寸深。 OPP shallow The opposite is shallow. * deep的反义词是shallowThey were playing in the shallow end (= of the swimming pool).他们在游泳池的浅水区玩耍。These fish are found in shallow waters around the coast.这些鱼生长在海边的浅水水域。
width [uncountable, countable] the distance or measurement across sth from one side to the other 宽度;广度It's about 10 metres in width.宽约10米。The terrace runs the full width of the house.露台和房子一般宽。The carpet is available in different widths.这款地毯有各种宽度可供选择。 see also wide wide 2 diameter daɪˈæmɪtə(r) [uncountable] the length of a straight line going from one side of a circle or any other round object to the other side, passing through the centre 直径;对径The radius of a circle is half its diameter.圆的半径是直径的一半。The dome is 42.3 metres in diameter.这个穹顶直径为42.3米。 thickness [uncountable, countable] the distance through sth between its closest opposite surfaces or sides 厚;厚度;粗Use wood of at least 12 mm thickness.使用至少12毫米厚的木材。Roll the pastry to a thickness of about 5 mm.将油酥面皮擀成大约5毫米厚。The board is available in four thicknesses.有四种不同厚度的木板可供选择。 see also thick wide 2

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