Definition Of spans
(of a bridge, arch, etc.) extend from side to side of.
the stream was spanned by a narrow bridge
a rope with its ends fastened at different points to a spar or other object in order to provide a purchase.
a team of people or animals, in particular.
the full extent of something from end to end; the amount of space that something covers.
a warehouse with a clear span of 28 feet
Example Of spans
A bridge spans the moat from the gently sloping walk to the house entrance.
a short concentration span
According to a newspaper report, the first arch spanned the River Severn on 2nd July 1779.
Bridges spanning the Chicago River provided a compelling motif for several painters in the exhibition.
Brokeback Mountain spans a time period of nearly twenty years.