At length. (a) At or in the full extent; without abbreviation; as, let the name be inserted at length. (b) At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. of At last, under Last.At arm's length. See under Arm.

(Length), v. t. To lengthen. [Obs.] Shak.

(Lend"er) n. One who lends.

The borrower is servant to the lender.
Prov. xxii. 7.

(Lend"es) n. pl. See Lends. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Lend"ing), n.

1. The act of one who lends.

2. That which is lent or furnished.

(Lends) n. pl. [AS. lend, lenden; akin to D. & G. lende, OHG. lenti, Icel. lend, and perh to E. loin.] Loins. [Obs.] Wyclif.

(Lene) v. t. [See Lend.] To lend; to grant; to permit. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Le"ne) a. [L. lenis smooth.] (Phonetics) (a) Smooth; as, the lene breathing. (b) Applied to certain mute consonants, as p, k, and t W. E. Jelf.

(Le"ne), n. (Phonetics) (a) The smooth breathing (b) Any one of the lene consonants, as p, k, or t W. E. Jelf.

(Leng"er Leng"est), a. Longer; longest; — obsolete compar. and superl. of long. Chaucer.

(Length) n. [OE. lengthe, AS. lengð, fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. længde, Sw. längd, Icel. lengd. See Long, a. ]

1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

2. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; — often in the plural.

Large lengths of seas and shores.

The future but a length behind the past.

3. The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.

4. A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.

5. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss
With length of days, and every day like this.

6. Distance.[Obs.]

He had marched to the length of Exeter.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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