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Definitions of long

  1. To desire something eagerly; with for or after. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To desire earnestly: to have an eager appetite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To desire earnestly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To have an eager craving or desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. desire strongly or persistently Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To desire or wish for earnestly; to wish for eagerly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Far-reaching; extensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; - opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; - said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22, 30. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. By means of; by the fault of; because of. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. a comparatively long time; "this won't take long"; "they haven't been gone long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A long sound, syllable, or vowel. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; - in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. for an extended time or at a distant time; "a promotion long overdue"; "something long hoped for"; "his name has long been forgotten"; "talked all night long"; "how long will you be gone?"; "arrived long before he was expected"; "it is long after your bedtime" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. for an extended distance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. To a great extent in time; during a long time. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Through the whole extent or duration. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Through an extent of time, more or less; - only in question; as, how long will you be gone? Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To a great length or period; at a time for distant; for a length of time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To a great extent in space or time: through the whole: all along. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. LONGINGLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To, at, or through a great extent or period. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To a great extent in space or time; at a point of duration far distant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To a great length or extent; not for a short time; throughout, as all his life long. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; ; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot') Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. involving substantial risk; "long odds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot') Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. Having a supply of stocks or goods; prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp. when bought on a margin. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; - followed by an infinitive, or by after or for. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To belong; - used with to, unto, or for. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Not short; covering a great distance from end to end; extended in time; having a definite measure in space or time; as, a yard long; drawn out or continued to a great extent; slow; tedious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. (comp. LONGER; superl. LONGEST) Extended: not short: extended in time: slow in coming: tedious: farreaching. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Extended; protracted; tedious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. Through much space or time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Having length; lasting; extended, as in space or time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Not short; drawn out in length or time; continued, as in time or sound; extending far in space or prospect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for long

  1. That's a long time, Robert." – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. So long Brothah Pahkah. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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