1. The linear extent in space from one end to the other;
    The longest dimension of something that is fixed in place (synset 105136466)
    "the length of the table was 5 feet"
  2. Continuance in time (synset 105058400)
    "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
  3. The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end (synset 105140372)
    "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"
  4. Size of the gap between two places (synset 105136830)
    "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
  5. A section of something that is long and narrow (synset 103661557)
    "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing"

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