Meaning of LONG in English


superl far-reaching; extensive.

2. long ·noun a long sound, syllable, or vowel.

3. long ·adv through the whole extent or duration.

4. long ·prep by means of; by the fault of; because of.

5. long ·adv to a great extent in time; during a long time.

6. long ·adv to a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.

7. long ·adj to belong;

— used with to, unto, or for.

8. long ·superl occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.

9. long ·noun a note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.

10. long ·adv through an extent of time, more or less;

— only in question; as, how long will you be gone?.

11. long ·superl slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.

12. long ·noun the longest dimension; the greatest extent;

— in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.

13. long ·adj to feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness;

— followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.

14. long ·superl prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance;

— said of vowels and syllables. ·see short, ·adj, 13, and guide to pronunciation, // 22, 30.

15. long ·superl 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.

xvi. long ·superl 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.

xvii. long ·adv 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.

xviii. long ·superl drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.

xix. long ·add. ·adj 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.

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