Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word span. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in span.
Definitions and meaning of span
From Middle Englishspanne, from Old Englishspann, from Proto-Germanic*spannō(“span, handbreadth”). Cognate with Dutchspan, spanne, GermanSpanne. The sense “pair of horses” is probably from Old Englishġespan, ġespann(“a joining; a fastening together; clasp; yoke”), from Proto-West Germanic [Term?]. Cognate with Dutchgespan, GermanGespann.
(Received Pronunciation, General American)
The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; an eighth of a fathom.
(by extension) A small space or a brief portion of time.
1699, George Farquhar, The Constant Couple
Life's but a span; I'll every inch enjoy.
2007. Zerzan, John. Silence.
The unsilent present is a time of evaporating attention spans,
A portion of something by length; a subsequence.
2004, Robert Harris, Robert Warner, The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFace (page 759)
For example, in OpenOffice.org or Microsoft Word, each span of text can have a style that defines key characteristics about the text: • What font it uses • Whether it's normal, bolded, italicized, […]
(architecture, construction) The spread or extent of an arch or between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between supports.
(architecture, construction) The length of a cable, wire, rope, chain between two consecutive supports.
(nautical) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
(US, Canada) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
(mathematics) The space of all linear combinations of something.
(computing) The time required to execute a parallel algorithm on an infinite number of processors, i.e. the shortest distance across a directed acyclic graph representing the computation steps.
From Middle Englishspannen, from Old Englishspannan, from Proto-Germanic*spannaną(“to stretch, span”). Cognate with Germanspannen, Dutchspannen.
(Received Pronunciation) and GenAm
span (third-person singular simple presentspans, present participlespanning, simple past and past participlespanned)
(transitive) To extend through the distance between or across.
The suspension bridge spanned the canyon.
1856-1858, William H. Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip II
The rivers were spanned by arches of solid masonry.
(transitive) To extend through (a time period).
The parking lot spans three acres.
The novel spans three centuries.
(transitive) To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object.
to span a space or distance; to span a cylinder
(mathematics) To generate an entire space by means of linear combinations.
(intransitive, US, dated) To be matched, as horses.
(transitive) To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
From Middle Englishspan, from Old Englishspann, from Proto-Germanic*spann, first and third person singular preterit indicative of Proto-Germanic*spinnaną(“to spin”).
(Received Pronunciation, General Australian, General American) IPA(key): /spæn/
(archaic, now nonstandard)simple past tense of spin