Definitions of along

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. in accompaniment or as a companion; " his little sister came along to the movies"; " I brought my camera along"; " working along with his father"
  4. 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"
  5. to a more advanced state; " the work is moving along"; " well along in their research"; " hurrying their education along"; " getting along in years"
  6. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
  7. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
  8. In company; together.
  9. By the length of, as distinguished from across.
  10. ( Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
  11. By the length; lengthwise; in a line parallel with the length; onward; as, let us walk along.
  12. By or through the length of: lengthwise: throughout: onward: ( fol. by with) in company of.
  13. By the side of: near.
  14. By the side of; lengthwise.
  15. Lengthwise; onward.
  16. In company ( with).
  17. On the line of; by the side of; throughout.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for along

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