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See definition of spans on Dictionary.com
  • noundistance, duration
  • verbstretch over

synonyms for spans

  • interval
  • length
  • period
  • space
  • spell
  • stretch
  • term
  • amount
  • compass
  • extent
  • measure
  • reach
  • spread
  • time
  • traverse
  • cover
  • cross
  • extend
  • connect
  • bridge
  • reach
  • range
  • link
  • vault
  • arch
  • pass over
  • ford
  • go across
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antonyms for spans

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  • extreme
  • concentrate
  • unlink
  • shorten
  • condense
  • compress
  • disconnect
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How to use spans in a sentence

Thou shaltBehold joy reign in cities and in towns,Old age and youth alike contented dwell,And undulating beards of two spans long!
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In some recent masonry arched bridges of spans up to 150 ft. built with hinges considerable economy has been obtained.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It had spans of 172 and 193 ft., and may be taken as a representative type of bridges of this kind.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Hence many multiple-span bridges such as the Hawkesbury, Benares and Chittravatti bridges have been built with independent spans.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It is only since metal has been used that the great spans of 500 to 1800 ft. now accomplished have been made possible.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Nevertheless, the stiffened suspension bridge will probably be the type adopted in future for very great spans.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
These girders are supported by the cables over the centre span but not in the side spans.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
At first girders had solid or plate webs, but for spans over 100 ft. the web always now consists of bracing bars.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The spans were in fact designed as independent girders, the advantage of continuity being at that time imperfectly known.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It was a bridge for two lines of railway with lattice girders continuous over three spans.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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