envergure

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ vergue (yard) +‎ -ure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

envergure f (plural envergures)

  1. (of an aircraft) wingspan
  2. (figuratively) scale; magnitude
    une offensive d'envergurea large scale offensive operation

Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: enverguro

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