Definition of Longness

1. Noun. The property of being of long spatial extent. "One gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"

Generic synonyms: Length
Specialized synonyms: Extension, Lengthiness, Prolongation, Elongation
Derivative terms: Long, Long
Antonyms: Shortness



2. Noun. Duration as an extension.
Generic synonyms: Duration, Length
Specialized synonyms: Length Of Service, Longevity
Derivative terms: Long
Antonyms: Shortness

Definition of Longness

1. n. Length.

Definition of Longness

1. Noun. (rare) length, lengthiness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Longness

1. the state of being long [n -ES]

Longness Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longness

longline
longliner
longliners
longlines
longlining
longlist
longlisted
longlisting
longlists
longlived
longly
longmynd rocks
longneck
longneck eel
longnecks
longness (current term)
longnesses
longnose
longnose gar
longpig
longroot
longrunning
longs
longshanks
longship
longships
longshore
longshore drift
longshoreman
longshoremen

Literary usage of Longness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1802)
"... as early as the year 1230. The Courts of Chancery and common Law are held in this town. longness Point is the extremity of a peninsula ..."

2. A Hand-book of the English Language: For the Use of Students of the by Robert Gordon Latham (1860)
"The longness or shortness of a vowel or syllable is said to be its quantity. § 205. Attention is directed to the word vowel. ..."

3. A Defence of Phonetic Spelling: Drawn from a History of the English Alphabet by Robert Gordon Latham (1872)
"When we denote its longness by doubling the vowel itself we do the same. When we use a second and a different vowel, as in coal or bait, ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... was that steadiness of the compass at sea was to be obtained not by heaviness of needles or of compass-card, or of added weights, but by longness of ..."

5. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"Or—supposing we were to change the principle of representation, and instead of using a letter we were to denote the property of longness by some mark (say ..."

6. Origines Islandicae: A Collection of the More Important Sagas and Other by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1905)
"Then Sigurd went with Thormod to longness. They knocked at the door, and a woman came out and ... That evening Thordis lay down to sleep at longness. ..."

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