(Lend"er) n. One who lends.
The borrower is servant to the lender.Prov. xxii. 7.
(Lend"es) n. pl. See Lends. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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.Shak.
The future but a length behind the past.Dryden.
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 blissDryden.
With length of days, and every day like this.
He had marched to the length of Exeter.Clarendon. 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.