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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 for "span":

    calibration, cover, duration, period, interval, expectancy

How to pronounce span?

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How to say span in sign language?

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How to use span in a sentence?

  1. Mike Halloran:

    A lot of wealth has come off the table for senior executives in the span of 18 months.

  2. KIZZA RONALD:

    All what man tries to make or manufactures is one of the greatest things bringing down his life span. Bombs, guns, cars, Bicycles, Foods etc

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    In the wilderness of life, happiness is looking for you in the jungles of dreams and desires, in the beauty of shrubs and flowers, in the span of sadness and kindness, in the deepness of hearts and minds.

  4. 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.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    Our attention span in this country on virtually every issue is 7 to 10 days, and then we pivot. We're one tweet or one story away from focusing on something else.

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