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Synonyms for span
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. span(noun)

    the complete duration of something

    "the job was finished in the span of an hour"

    Synonyms:
    brace, twosome, pair, straddle, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, bridge, yoke, duo, twain

  2. span(noun)

    the distance or interval between two points

    Synonyms:
    brace, twosome, pair, straddle, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, bridge, yoke, duo, twain

  3. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad(noun)

    two items of the same kind

    Synonyms:
    pas de deux, duad, bitstock, bracing, orthodontic braces, coupling, bridge, yoke, pair, gallus, duet, dyad, twosome, couplet, match, mates, suspender, braces, straddle, brace, twain, duette, couple, duo, distich

  4. span(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    brace, twosome, pair, straddle, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, bridge, yoke, duo, twain

  5. bridge, span(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    duad, pair, bridgework, yoke, nosepiece, duet, dyad, twosome, couplet, bridge, straddle, brace, twain, couple, bridge circuit, duo, distich, bridge deck

  6. straddle, span(verb)

    the act of sitting or standing astride

    Synonyms:
    brace, twosome, pair, straddle, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, bridge, yoke, duo, twain

  7. cross, traverse, span, sweep(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sail, cut through, get over, scotch, swing out, frustrate, spoil, cut across, foil, drag, sweep up, hybridize, brush, thwart, tangle, crossbreed, baffle, sweep, intersect, traverse, broom, pass over, swing, drag in, cover, cross, hybridise, get across, deny, embroil, bilk, track, interbreed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. span(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nine inches

  2. span(n.)

    Synonyms:
    brief period

  3. span(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] pair (of horses)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. span(n)

    Synonyms:
    nine inches, team, yoke, pair

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    calibration, cover, duration, period, interval, expectancy

How to pronounce span?

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How to use span in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Murray:

    This is a worrisome finding. The strength of our government relies on public faith in protecting our freedoms, which is not particularly robust. And it’s not a Democratic or Republican issue. These concerns span the political spectrum.

  2. Ompi Aphane:

    As it stands, it is difficult to finance coal fired power stations, because banks and lenders are also under environmental pressure, one of the mistakes we made in the past was that we extended the life-span of coal fired power stations that came to an end. That has now changed, you find that we might not necessarily extend its life when a plant comes to an end.

  3. Chief Deputy Rick Minerd:

    Its a reminder that these kinds of cases span across all professions, weve arrested clergymen, weve arrested cops, folks from the media weve arrested everybody. Its a reminder for the community how dangerous the Internet is and how we need to protect our children.

  4. Marc Feldman:

    What we're taking about is evolution over a relatively short time span.

  5. Alexander Dudelson:

    I don't have any siblings, but I sometimes go a couple weeks without speaking to a best friend. A two-week span may not have been a big deal, especially when someone is incarcerated.


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