• (noun): The complete duration of something.
    Example: "The job was finished in the span of an hour"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on span:

Spriguns Of Tolgus - History - Origins
... ballads, from England, Scotland and Ireland and were similar in sound to Steeleye Span ... This drew them to the attention of Steeleye Span's Tim Hart, who produced their first vinyl album Jack with a Feather (1975), contributing the song ‘Seamus the Showman’, beside traditional material such ...
Landenberg Bridge
... compromise was reached to reuse elements of the old bridge in the replacement span and to construct the new span no wider than the roadway ... changed from being functional on the original span to ornamental on the new span, which is a simple concrete beam bridge ... The new span opened to traffic on July 25, 2010 ...
List Of Longest Continuous Truss Bridge Spans - List Ranked By Length of Main Span
... The length of main span is the most common method of comparing the size of bridges ... The length of the main span will often correlate with the depth of the truss (height the truss from bottom to top) and the engineering complexity involved in ... For bridges that have the same span length, the older bridge is listed first ...
SPAN Magazine
... SPAN is a bimonthly general interest ezine on India and the United States published in English, Hindi, and Urdu by the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi since ... In March 2003, SPAN began publishing in Hindi and Urdu to reach a wider audience ... SPAN also reprints articles from credible American sources like National Science Foundation, Education USA, and IIP Digital to name a few ...
Ligang Bridge
... is the longest in Southeastern Asia with the second longest span in the world, measuring 2617 meters long ... The side span is 180 meters long, while the main span is 330 meters long ...

More definitions of "span":

  • (noun): The act of sitting or standing astride.
    Synonyms: straddle
  • (noun): The distance or interval between two points.
  • (noun): A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc..
    Synonyms: bridge
  • (noun): A unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches).

Famous quotes containing the word span:

    A tree that can fill the span of a man’s arms
    Grows from a downy tip;
    A terrace nine stories high
    Rises from hodfuls of earth;
    A journey of a thousand miles
    Starts from beneath one’s feet.
    Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.)

    To me, however, the question of the times resolved itself into a practical question of the conduct of life. How shall I live? We are incompetent to solve the times. Our geometry cannot span the huge orbits of the prevailing ideas, behold their return, and reconcile their opposition. We can only obey our own polarity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in every thing, and who, having eyes to see, what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)