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Noun span has 6 senses
  1. span - the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
    --1 is a kind of
    duration, continuance
    --1 has particulars: attention span
  2. span - the distance or interval between two points
    --2 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb span1
  3. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad - two items of the same kind
    --3 is a kind of two, 2, II, deuce
    --3 has particulars: doubleton
  4. span - a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
    --4 is a kind of
    linear unit
  5. bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    --5 is a kind of structure, construction
    --5 is a part of transportation system, transportation, transit
    --5 has parts: arch; pier; trestle
    --5 has particulars:
     Bailey bridge; cantilever bridge; cattle guard, cattle grid; covered bridge; drawbridge, lift bridge; footbridge, overcrossing, pedestrian bridge; overpass, flyover, flypast; pontoon bridge, bateau bridge, floating bridge; rope bridge; steel arch bridge; suspension bridge; trestle bridge; truss bridge; viaduct
  6. straddle, span - the act of sitting or standing astride
    --6 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --6 has parts: call option, call; put option, put
Verb span has 1 sense
  1. cross, traverse, span, sweep - 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"
    --1 is one way to cover, extend
    Derived form: noun span2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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