Meaning: the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
Meaning: the distance or interval between two points
meaning of the word
cross, traverse, span, sweep
Meaning: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
These twin deities, Mitra and Varuna, measured out the span of human life.
When Adam delved and Eve span, the fiction that man is incapable of housework was first established.
The god of destiny measured out the span of life: he fixed the day of death, but never revealed his secrets.
While a portion of the Southern army was across it must be a minor portion, and certainly the major part could not span such a flood and attack.
He ran into the next room, and there stood Geppetto, grown years younger overnight, spick and span in his new clothes and gay as a lark in the morning.
The first ten years of my life were longer than all the rest put together, and I think would continue to be so were my future extended to an ante-Noachian span.
They who had sprung from the people a short life span ago were now throttling individual effort and shackling the great movement for equal rights and equal opportunity."
Finally, it is a kind book; it is not written for its author's glory, nor for his enrichment, but to tell you things that may be useful to you in the brief span of your life.
Three merry girls, a pair of small boys, two amiable mammas, Chris and Corny, made up the party, with Abner to drive the big wagon drawn by Milk and Molasses, the yellow span.
By this time she weighs about eighteen pounds, and measures the length of a grown man's leg from hip to heel; her dorsal fin measures more than two hand-breadths, and it would take a large hand to span her back.