1 the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
2 the distance or interval between two points
3 two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]
4 a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
5 a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. [syn: bridge]
6 the act of sitting or standing astride [syn: straddle] v : 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" [syn: cross, traverse, sweep] [also: spanning, spanned]spanning See span
- present participle of span
Spanning may refer to: