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Verb
(of a bridge, arch, etc.) Present participle for to extend from side to side of
“It is the first Thames crossing to be built in more than a century and the first pedestrian bridge to span the river.”
Verb
Present participle for to cover or extend over an area or period of time
“After a silent moment that seemed to span an eternity, she turned to him again.”
Verb
(somewhat rare) Present participle for to measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended
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“I span the width of the cupboard using my hands in a clumsy attempt at measuring its length.”
Verb
Present participle for to move over or back and forth over
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Verb
Present participle for to be positioned over or along a certain course or in a certain direction
Verb
Present participle for to have a commanding position over
Verb
Present participle for to (entirely) cover a range or area
Verb
Present participle for to bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established
Adverb
Spanning or across (something)
Adverb
Everywhere throughout a given area or region
Preposition
Covering or extending over a time period
Noun
The state or fact of spanning a scope or area, or reaching a certain point
Adjective
(of a device) Able to be lengthened or spread out
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