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long - Dictionary definition and meaning for word long

Definition
(verb) desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms : hanker , yearn

Definition
(adj) primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
Example Sentence
  • a long life
  • a long boring speech
  • a long time
  • a long friendship
  • a long game
  • long ago
  • an hour long

Definition
(adj) primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
Example Sentence
  • a long road
  • a long distance
  • contained many long words
  • ten miles long

Definition
(adj) of relatively great height
Example Sentence
  • a race of long gaunt men
  • looked out the long French windows

Definition
(adj) good at remembering
Example Sentence
  • a retentive mind
  • tenacious memory

Definition
(adj) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
Example Sentence
  • is long on coffee
  • a long position in gold

Definition
(adj) (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
Example Sentence
  • the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long

Definition
(adj) involving substantial risk
Example Sentence
  • long odds

Definition
(adj) planning prudently for the future
Example Sentence
  • large goals that required farsighted policies
  • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

Definition
(adj) having or being more than normal or necessary:
Example Sentence
  • long on brains
  • in long supply

Definition
(adv) for an extended time or at a distant time
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) for an extended distance

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