A furlong is a measure of distance within imperial units and us customary units, and is equal to 660 feet or 201168 metres there are eight furlongs in a mile distances for thoroughbred horse races in the united kingdom, ireland and the united states are still given in miles and furlongs (example), but the unit is otherwise no longer in. What’s a furlong the standard unit of measure for distance in horse racing is a furlong one furlong equals 1/8 of a mile or, put another way, there are 8 furlongs in a mile. A furlong is a furrow long or length of a mediaeval field it is used for the lengths of some horse racesthe furlong was also known as flatt, furshott, or sheth the length varied depending on the type of soil.
Appendix g units of measure a measurement other units of length also include the rod, furlong, and chain b metric units the basic unit of length in the si system is the meter the meter was originally intended the radian is another unit of measure for angles by definition, a full circle has 2 radians or 360 degrees appendix f. Farm-derived units of measurement: the rod is a historical unit of length equal to 5½ yards it may have originated from the typical length of a mediaeval ox-goad the furlong (meaning furrow length) was the distance a team of oxen could plough without resting this was standardised to be exactly 40 rods. Below is a list of the kjv bible words that refer to the most commonly used measurements the information listed is a consensus from a variety of bible commentaries, dictionaries and other study aids. Furlong - a furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and us customary units it is equal to one-eighth of a mile or 660 feet or 201168 metres it is equal to one-eighth of a mile or 660 feet or 201168 metres.
Definition of furlong from the collins english dictionary the noun phrase a noun phrase is a word or group of words that can function as the subject, the object, or the complement in a sentence. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called emmaus, which was from jerusalem about threescore furlongs and they talked together of all these things which had happened and they talked together of all these things which had happened. Weights and measures thus the same term may vary in meaning in old testament and new testament times metals were at first primarily measured by weight, whereas other things were measured by bulk or by size furlong 220 yards, or 20117 meters mile.
Weights and measures - dictionary definition, verses and bible references on the topic of weights and measures using smith's bible dictionary online toggle navigation bible toggle dropdown the race-course at olympia, occurs first in the maccabees, and is common in the new testament our version renders it furlong it being,. The imperial units or the imperial system is a collection of measurement units an act of parliament in 1824 created it from traditional english units commonwealth countries used this system from 1824 until they changed to the metric system. These are based on body parts the cubit was originally the length of the forearm, and the span was the width of fingers spread out over time, these became standardized to specific lengths, although the exact lengths varied between locations. Definition of measure in english: measure verb [with object] 1 ascertain the size, amount, backing the bill say the new measures simply bring new communication technologies in line with regulations governing traditional telephony services’ ‘a furlong is an obsolete measure of length’. The furlong is an old english unit of distance that is still regularly used in horse racing a furlong is 660 feet, which is one-eighth of a mile originally a furlong represented the distance that a team of oxen could plough a furrow (a long shallow trench in a field), on average, before they had.
Surveying units of measure acre - the (english) acre is a unit of area equal to 43,560 square feet, or 10 square chains, or 160 square poles it derives from a plowing area that is 4 poles wide and a furlong (40 poles) long a square mile is 640 acres the scottish acre is 127 english acres. Conversion chart for furlong (us surveyors' measure, distance and length) instant units and measurements conversion, metric conversion, other systems furlong conversion chart monaco in 1929 this is the only definition in widespread current use, and is the one accepted by the international bureau of weights and measures. Gill: gill, in measurement, unit of volume in the british imperial and united states customary systems it is used almost exclusively for the measurement of liquids although its capacity has varied with time and location, in the united states it is defined as half a cup, or four us fluid ounces, which.
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