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Definitions of long

  1. planning prudently for the future; " large goals that required farsighted policies"; " took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
  2. desire strongly or persistently
  3. a comparatively long time; " this won't take long"; " they haven't been gone long"
  4. 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"
  5. for an extended distance
  6. having or being more than normal or necessary:" long on brains"; " in long supply"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. ( phonetics) of speech sounds ( especially vowels) of relatively long duration ( as e. g. the English vowel sounds in ` bate', ` beat', ` bite', ` boat', ` boot')
  10. ( finance) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; " is long on coffee"; " a long position in gold"
  11. involving substantial risk; " long odds"
  12. of relatively great height; " a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; " looked out the long French windows"
  13. ( of memory) having greater than average range; " a long memory especially for insults"; " a tenacious memory"
  14. of speech sounds ( especially vowels) of relatively long duration ( as e. g. the English vowel sounds in ` bate', ` beat', ` bite', ` boat', ` boot')
  15. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; " is long on coffee"; " a long position in gold"
  16. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
  17. 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.
  18. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
  19. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
  20. 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.
  21. Far- reaching; extensive.
  22. A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
  23. A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
  24. To a great extent in time; during a long time.
  25. 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.
  26. Through the whole extent or duration.
  27. By means of; by the fault of; because of.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; - said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22, 30.
  31. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; - in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
  32. Through an extent of time, more or less; - only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
  33. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; - followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
  34. To belong; - used with to, unto, or for.
  35. 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.
  36. To a great length or period; at a time for distant; for a length of time.
  37. To desire something eagerly; with for or after.
  38. ( comp. LONGER; superl. LONGEST) Extended: not short: extended in time: slow in coming: tedious: farreaching.
  39. To a great extent in space or time: through the whole: all along.
  40. To desire earnestly: to have an eager appetite.
  41. LONGINGLY.
  42. Extended; protracted; tedious.
  43. Through much space or time.
  44. To desire earnestly.
  45. To have an eager craving or desire.
  46. Having length; lasting; extended, as in space or time.
  47. To, at, or through a great extent or period.
  48. Extended in length; extended in time; protracted; slow in coming; lingering; extending far in prospect; far- seeing.
  49. To a great extent in space or time; at a point of duration far distant.
  50. To desire earnestly; to have a craving appetite. Long- home, the grave, or death.
  51. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.
  52. Not short; drawn out in length or time; continued, as in time or sound; extending far in space or prospect.
  53. To a great length or extent; not for a short time; throughout, as all his life long.
  54. To desire or wish for earnestly; to wish for eagerly.
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Quotes of long

  1. As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. – John Adams
  2. Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. – Louisa May Alcott
  3. I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time. – Gene Barry
  4. I can't believe I've been doing it so long In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do. – Jacqueline Bisset
  5. Slater's a big star and he's been in the business a long time. He's always in a good mood and easygoing but he takes his character very seriously. – Uwe Boll
  6. In New York one lives in the moment rather more than Socrates advised, so that at a party or alone in your room it will always be difficult to guess at the long term worth of anything. – Harold Brodkey
  7. Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority. – Robert Caro
  8. All he wants to do is practice and that's all he does, all day long That's what it takes if you want to change the face of music. You've gotta be committed to it. – Jimmy Chamberlin
  9. He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul. – David Lloyd George
  10. Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries made up the bulk of seniors' annual medical expenses. – Jim Gerlach
  11. Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? – Henry James
  12. My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats. – Kenny Loggins
  13. It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love. – Olivier Martinez
  14. And for the first time in a long time, I'm playing along somebody that has that same energy and fire and plays pretty much the same way I do. So, that was just nice to say. – Latrell Sprewell
  15. To be happy, to make other people happy, to get into movie production more and probably to give some other people the chances that I had, to carry on enjoying being a mum and never to stop having flowers bought for me. I've still got a long way to go. – Sharon Stone

Usage examples for long

  1. 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
  2. And this will take long – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  3. What I mean to say- for long – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  4. It can't last long – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  5. How long have you been away this time? – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  6. Has Mrs. Overtheway been long gone, Nursey? – Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  7. How long has she had that look, Mr. March? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  8. I think this will be long enough. – The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune by Wilbur Lawton
  9. I will go away but I shall not be long – Where the World is Quiet by Henry Kuttner
  10. I think it ought to have been done long ago. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  11. I'm sure it won't be long – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  12. Don't wait, for I won't be long – The Lucky Man by Michel Baron, translated by Frank J. Morlock
  13. Are you going out for a long time?" – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  14. How long are you going to be with us, do you think? – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  15. I sha'n't be long now.... – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  16. " I hope you will live a long time," said Catherine. – Washington Square by Henry James
  17. Did you know Mona long ago? – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  18. That's a long time, Robert." – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  19. How long do you suppose she would stay with you?... – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. Come, Sir, I know you long to be secur'd Of what you say you love so much, Cleonte. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn

Rhymes for long

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