• Span Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
  2. (v. t.) The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports.
  3. (v. t.) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
  4. (v. t.) To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object; as, to span a space or distance; to span a cylinder.
  5. (v. t.) To reach from one side of to the order; to stretch over as an arch.
  6. (v. t.) The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
  7. () imp. & p. p. of Spin.
  8. (v. t.) To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
  9. (v. t.) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
  10. (v. i.) To be matched, as horses.
  11. (imp.) of Spin

Brace, Bridge, Couple, Couplet, Cross, Distich, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Straddle, Sweep, Traverse, Twain, Yoke,

• Spanish Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
  2. (n.) The language of Spain.

• Spaniel Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Cringing; fawning.
  2. (n.) One of a breed of small dogs having long and thick hair and large drooping ears. The legs are usually strongly feathered, and the tail bushy. See Illust. under Clumber, and Cocker.
  3. (n.) A cringing, fawning person.
  4. (v. i.) To fawn; to cringe; to be obsequious.
  5. (v. t.) To follow like a spaniel.