ETYM Old Eng. lengthe, AS. length, from lang, long, long; akin to Dutch lengte, Dan. laengde, Swed. längd, Icel. lengd. Related to Long.
1. A section of something that is long and narrow.
2. The linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place.
3. The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end.
ETYM Old Eng. furlong, furlang, AS. furlang, furlung, prop., the length of a furrow; furh furrow + lang long. Related to Furrow, and Long.
A unit of length equal to 220 yards.
Unit of measurement, originating in Anglo-Saxon England, equivalent to 220 yd (201.168 m).
A furlong consists of 40 rods, poles, or perches; 8 furlongs equal one statute mile. Its literal meaning is “furrow-long”, and refers to the length of a furrow in the common field characteristic of medieval farming.