What is At length?
At length definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the longest extent of anything as measured from end to end: the length of a river.
the measure of the greatest dimension of a plane or solid figure.
extent from beginning to end of a series, enumeration, account, book, etc.: a report running 300 pages in length.
extent in time; duration: the length of a battle.
a distance determined by the extent of something specified: Hold the picture at arm’s length.
a piece or portion of a certain or a known extent: a length of rope.
the quality or state of being long rather than short: a journey remarkable for its length.
the extent to which a person might or would go in pursuing something: He went to great lengths to get what he wanted.
a large extent or expanse of something.
the measure from end to end of a horse, boat, etc., as a unit of distance in racing: The horse won by two lengths.
Clothing. the extent of a garment related to a point it reaches, as on the wearer’s body, the floor, or on a garment used as a standard of measurement (usually used in combination): an ankle-length gown; a floor-length negligee; a three-quarter-length coat.
Prosody, Phonetics. (of a vowel or syllable) quantity, whether long or short. the quality of vowels.
Bridge. the possession of four or more than four cards in a given suit.
Theater Archaic. 42 lines of an acting part.