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1. long [ a ] primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;
Examples: "a long life" "a long time" "a long friendship" "long ago" "an hour long"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

After a long , hot controversy , Miller_County has a new school_superintendent , elected , as a policeman put it , in the `` coolest election I ever saw in_this county '' .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The report , culminating a year long study of the ADC program in Cook county by a New_York_City welfare consulting_firm , listed 10 long_range recommendations designed to reduce the soaring ADC case_load .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Later the Hurok office made it Dec. 8 thru 17 , a nice , long booking for the full repertory .

(The Providence Journal...)

The sets are remarkably elaborate for a road-show that does n't pause long in any one place , and they are devised so_that they shift with a minimum of interruption or obtrusiveness .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

What makes this long and diverse tradition essentially one is that those who have belonged_to it have been profoundly in_earnest about being modern men in a distinctively modern_world .

Synonyms long Related Terms short drawn-out endless long-run long-range nightlong long-acting durable longstanding lifelong perennial long-life long-dated hourlong longish yearlong bimestrial time-consuming agelong monthlong weeklong longitudinal daylong duration

2. long [ a ] primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
Examples: "a long road" "a long distance" "contained many long words" "ten miles long"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Then Robinson slammed a long double to left center to score both runners .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The Air_Force's , and the game 's , final play , was a long pass by quarterback Bob_McNaughton which Gannon intercepted on his own 44 and returned 22 yards .

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

In the third Frank_Robinson hammered a long home_run deep into the corner of the bleachers in right center , about 400 feet away , with two men on .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

In a long commentary which he has inserted in the published text of the first act of the play , he says at one point : `` However , that experience never raised a doubt in his mind as to the reality of the underworld or the existence of Lucifer 's many faced lieutenants .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

`` It never seemed to widen , it just got longer and longer '' .

Synonyms long Related Terms short far long-range elongated in_length elongate longer long-distance long-wool oblong polysyllabic extendible long-handled stretch long-staple long-snouted lank length

3. long [ r ] for an extended time or at a distant time
Examples: "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" "long after your bedtime"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Last week , when Royal was informed that three Longhorns were among the conference 's top four in rushing , he said : `` That won't last long '' .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

On_the_contrary , even in the heart of `` the Bible_belt '' itself , as can be attested by any one who is called to work there , the industrial and technological_revolutions have long been under_way , together with the corresponding changes in man 's picture of himself and his world .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Mr._Claude is a specialist in torso development and he has long favored the now famous Weider_Push-Pull_Super-Set technique in which one exercise of the Super-Set is a pressing or `` pushing '' movement which accents one sector of a muscle group in a specific way , followed by a `` pulling '' exercise which works the opposing sector of the same muscle group .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The occasion for this marathon : Angel 's long awaited reissue in its `` Great_Recordings_of_the_Century '' series of the Schnabel-Pro_Arte version .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

The necessity of that day has long disappeared .

Synonyms long

4. long [ n ] a comparatively long time
Examples: "this won't take long" "they haven't been gone long"

Used in print:

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

It did n't take Captain_Chandler long to realize that he had to carry a heavy load of tradition on his shoulders as commander of Troop_H .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

This is true for two reasons : because Communism is both doctrinally , and in_practice , antithetical to these conditions ; and because Communists have the will and , as long as Soviet power remains intact , the capacity to prevent their realization .

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

I can n't be happy long without drinking water '' .

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

I stay in business so long because I 'm careful .

Who knew , Angie might not last long .

Synonyms long Related Terms long_time

5. long [ v ] desire strongly or persistently

Used in print:

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

How many women had longed for the privilege that was hers .

When Claire returned to Bishopsgate she longed to tell them she had become Byron 's mistress .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Now he knew perfectly that he had but longed to increase his own suffering .

Synonyms long yearn hanker Related Terms desire

6. long [ v ] desire strongly or persistently

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nevertheless , with a reading public that longs for `` the_good_old_days '' and with an awareness of our expanding international interests , it is easy for the Benets to obtain a magnified position in literature by use of all sorts of Americana , real or fake , and it is easy for the Steinbecks and Sandburgs to support their messages of reform by reading messages of reform into the minds of the folk .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

For an instant John longed for the sound of the bells of Noyon-la-Sainte , the touch of his mother 's hand , the lilt of Charles 's voice in the square raftered rooms , his father 's bass tones rumbling to the canons , and the sight of the beloved bishop .

Catholics who were truly Christians longed for the simple penance of days gone_by .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

For many nights afterward , the idea of her having been so close to me in_that imagined bed would return and fill me with obscure and painful desires , would cause me to lie_awake in shame , tossing with irresolution , longing to fall into a deep sleep .

Synonyms long ache hanker pine yen languish yearn Related Terms desire miss ache die longing hankering longer

7. long [ a ] of relatively great height
Examples: "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson "looked out the long French windows"

Used in print:

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

The Palace was an elaborate establishment , built practically on stilts in_front , with long flights of wooden steps running up to the porch .

Synonyms long Related Terms tall

8. Long [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 86

Synonyms Long

9. Long [ n ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1157

Synonyms Long

10. long [ a ] planning prudently for the future
Examples: "large goals that required farsighted policies" "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

Synonyms farsighted foresighted foresightful long longsighted farseeing Related Terms provident

11. long [ a ] involving substantial risk
Examples: "long odds"

Synonyms long Related Terms unsound

12. long [ a ] (of memory) having greater than average range
Examples: "a long memory especially for insults" "a tenacious memory"

Synonyms tenacious long Related Terms retentive

13. long [ a ] (finance) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
Examples: "is long on coffee" "a long position in gold"

Synonyms long Related Terms short finance

14. long [ a ] (prosody) used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration

Synonyms long Related Terms prosody stressed

15. long [ r ] for an extended distance

Synonyms long

16. long [ a ] (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')

Synonyms long Related Terms short phonetics

17. long [ a ] having or being more than normal or necessary
Examples: "long on brains" "in long supply"

Synonyms long Related Terms abundant

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