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Definitions of along

  1.   in addition ( usually followed by ` with'); " we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; " along with the package came a bill"; " consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"
  2.   Lengthwise; onward.
  3.   By the length; lengthwise; in a line parallel with the length; onward; as, let us walk along.
  4.   to a more advanced state; " the work is moving along"; " well along in their research"; " hurrying their education along"; " getting along in years"
  5.   ( Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
  6.   in line with a length or direction ( often followed by ` by' or ` beside'); " pass the word along"; " ran along beside me"; " cottages along by the river"
  7.   In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
  8.   In company; together.
  9.   By the side of; lengthwise.
  10.   Lengthwise; in a line with the length; onward. All along, the whole length. Along with, in company. Alongside, side by side Along shore, by the shore Lying along, pressed down by the weight of sail.
  11.   On the line of; by the side of; throughout.
  12.   in accompaniment or as a companion; " his little sister came along to the movies"; " I brought my camera along"; " working along with his father"
  13.   By the length of, as distinguished from across.
  14.   In company ( with).
  15.   with a forward motion; " we drove along admiring the view"; " the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; " the circus traveled on to the next city"; " move along"; " march on"
  16.   By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
  17.   By the side of: near.
  18.   By or through the length of: lengthwise: throughout: onward: ( fol. by with) in company of.

Antonyms for along

backward, behind, rearward, back.

Quotes of along

  1. If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  2. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people- your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. – Barbara Bush
  3. When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable. – Rene Cassin
  4. The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. – Frank Howard Clark
  5. Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self -respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem. – Kurt Cobain
  6. U. S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive. – Robert Fisk
  7. Then the war became a real problem and along with other shortages, they started to have paper problems. – Gil Kane
  8. Toby not being there doesn't bother me, I mean I can work with anybody as long as we get along and as long as they've got an understanding of what I want and what I'm aiming for. To start with, when he left, it was difficult. – Jay Kay
  9. If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. – Bernard Meltzer
  10. Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. – Rainer Maria Rilke
  11. Acting was something that just came along But I made good money, so it wasn't something I was just going to put aside and pretend it didn't exist. – Kurt Russell
  12. I did take my camera along as I felt there wouldn't be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do. I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all. – Ben Shahn
  13. You hear about these shows where there are all these women are supposedly always in a catfight, and then you find out in reality that they're all getting along fine. – Jeanne Tripplehorn
  14. We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. – Benjamin Whorf
  15. We started shooting, and then Jodie found out she was pregnant. Forest broke it to me- he'd gone to work and heard it on the radio! It seemed like the movie was doomed. But, like these characters, there was a disregard for all the signs along the way. – Dwight Yoakam

Usage examples for along

  1. “ " Come along will you? ” – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  2. “ I don't want to come in, for fear some one might come along – The Story of a White Rocking Horse by Laura Lee Hope
  3. You will come along too, mother, won't you?" ” – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  4. Captain Murchison said this morning that he wanted to go along – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. How are you going to get along yourself, if you let him have so much? ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  6. And- and you'll take me along – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  7. And you're to come along – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  8. Come along now, or it will be too late. ” – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  9. Then, all along what you've been trying to tell me is ... ” – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke
  10. You'll have to come along – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  11. “ I shall get along said Clementina. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  12. You better be gettin' along home. ” – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  13. So come along sharp's the word, see? ” – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  14. “ " Now, then, if you are going, come along he cried. ” – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  15. Come along Mr. Cheape! ” – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. They ought to be along purty soon now. ” – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  17. If any wish to go, come along – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  18. If you come along with me I will put you in the road again, and then you will soon find your way home. ” – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  19. How can I get along now! ” – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  20. Here, come along old man. ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn

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