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Long meaning

long - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. of speech sounds ( especially vowels) of relatively long duration ( as e. g. the English vowel sounds in ` bate', ` beat', ` bite', ` boat', ` boot')
  2. 2. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; " is long on coffee"; " a long position in gold"
  3. 3. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
  6. 6. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Far- reaching; extensive.
  9. 9. A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
  10. 10. A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
  11. 11. To a great extent in time; during a long time.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Through the whole extent or duration.
  14. 14. By means of; by the fault of; because of.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; - said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22, 30.
  18. 18. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; - in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
  19. 19. Through an extent of time, more or less; - only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
  20. 20. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; - followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
  21. 21. To belong; - used with to, unto, or for.
  22. 22. Extended; protracted; tedious.
  23. 23. Through much space or time.
  24. 24. To desire earnestly.

long - examples of usage

  1. Have I been out long? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He would not stay long. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. How long had we been like that? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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