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at length Explained

at length at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "at length":
ad infinitum, along, at large, at last, at long last, at the end,
at the last, completely, conclusively, endlong, endways, endwise,
eventually, extensively, finally, fully, in conclusion, in detail,
in extenso, in fine, in full, in length, in particular, in toto,
last, lastly, lengthily, lengthways, lengthwise, longitudinally,
longways, longwise, minutely, once for all, particularly,
specifically, ultimately, wholly

At length at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Length \Length\ (l[e^]ngth), n. [OE. lengthe, AS. leng[eth], fr.
lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. l[ae]ngde, Sw.
l["a]ngd, 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 bliss
With length of days, and every day like this.

6. Distance.[Obs.]

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}.

At \At\, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel.
at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.]
Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence,
nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the
ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less
definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the
house. From this original import are derived all the various
uses of at. It expresses:

1. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on,
something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at
school; at hand; at sea and on land.

2. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at
peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at
risk; at disadvantage.

3. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with;
as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat
(eating); except at puns.

4. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of
degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at
80[deg]; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated
at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.

5. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock;
at twenty-one; at once; at first.

6. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or
effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything;
at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require,
receive, deserve, endure at your hands.

7. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at
it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike,
shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.

{At all}, {At home}, {At large}, {At last}, {At length}, {At
once}, etc. See under {All}, {Home}, {Large}, {Last} (phrase
and syn.), {Length}, {Once}, etc.

{At it}, busily or actively engaged.

{At least}. See {Least} and {However}.

{At one}. See {At one}, in the Vocabulary.

Syn: {In}, {At}.

Usage: When reference to the interior of any place is made
prominent in is used. It is used before the names of
countries and cities (esp. large cities); as, we live
in America, in New York, in the South. At is commonly
employed before names of houses, institutions,
villages, and small places; as, Milton was educated at
Christ's College; money taken in at the Customhouse; I
saw him at the jeweler's; we live at Beachville. At
may be used before the name of a city when it is
regarded as a mere point of locality. ``An English
king was crowned at Paris.'' --Macaulay. ``Jean
Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June, 28, 1712.''
--J. Morley. In regard to time, we say at the hour, on
the day, in the year; as, at 9 o'clock, on the morning
of July 5th, in the year 1775.

at length at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at length
adv 1: after a long period of time or an especially long delay; "at
length they arrived" [syn: {finally}, {eventually}]
2: in a lengthy or prolix manner; "the argument went on
lengthily"; "she talked at length about the problem" [syn:

at length at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at length
  • For a long time.
    1. : He went on at length about his supposed qualifications.
    2. Inter: formal » _|or|_|dated At last, finally.
    3. : She led us through the tunnels for some time, until at length we reached a small door in the rock.
    4. 1898, Inter: w » J. Meade Falkner, Inter: w » Moonfleet Chapter 4
    5. : How long I slept I cannot tell, for I had nothing to guide me to the time, but woke at length, and found myself still in darkness.


      Inter: trans-top » for a long time

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بالتفصيل|tr=bi-l-tafSiil, Inter: t- » ar|بإسهاب|tr=bi-'is-haab
  • Inter: trreq » hy
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏂᎦᏅᎯᏒ|tr=niganvhisv|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|詳細|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|详细|tr=xiángxì|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lang, Inter: t- » nl|ellelang
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pitkään
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|longuement
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ausführlich

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: trreq » hi
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|a lungo
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|詳しい|alt=詳しく|tr=くわしく, kuwashiku
    • Inter: trreq » ko
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|extensamente
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|подробно|tr=podróbno
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|detalladamente
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|länge
    • Inter: trreq » vi

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » finally
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أخيرا|alt=أخيراً|tr='akhiiran
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|終於|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|终于|tr=zhōngyú|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|總算|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|总算|tr=zǒngsuàn|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lopulta
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enfin
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|endlich, Inter: t+ » de|zuletzt

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|やっと|tr=yatto, Inter: t- » ja|遂に|tr=ついに, tsui-ni
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|tandem
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|por fim, Inter: t+ » pt|finalmente
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|наконец|tr=nakonéc, Inter: t+ » ru|наконец-то|alt=наконец-то!|tr=nakonéc-to! Inter: qualifier » colloquial
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|al fin

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » at length
    Translation: et » at length
    Translation: kn » at length
    Translation: hu » at length
    Translation: my » at length
    Translation: nl » at length