[lɒŋ] or [lɔŋ]
(adj.) having or being more than normal or necessary:'long on brains'; 'in long supply' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; 'the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long' .
(adj.) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; 'is long on coffee'; 'a long position in gold' .
(adj.) involving substantial risk; 'long odds' .
(adj.) of relatively great height; 'a race of long gaunt men'- Sherwood Anderson; 'looked out the long French windows' .
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) for an extended distance.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
(superl.) Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Far-reaching; extensive.
(superl.) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 22, 30.
(n.) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
(n.) A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
(n.) The longest dimension; the greatest extent; -- in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
(adv.) To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.
(adv.) To a great extent in time; during a long time.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) Through the whole extent or duration.
(adv.) Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
(prep.) By means of; by the fault of; because of.
(a.) To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
(a.) To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
a. . Extended, lengthy, not short.. Protracted, prolonged, long-winded, spun out.. Slow, dilatory, slack, lingering, tardy, not quick.
ad. . To a great extent.. A long time, for a long time.. Throughout, all along.
SYN:Protracted, produced, dilatory, lengthy, tedious, prolix, extensive, diffuse,far-reaching
ANT:Short, curt, curtailed, brief, speedy, quick, concise, condensed
conj. by means (of) owing (to).
v.i. (Spens.) to belong.
- Perhaps you had better go after my friends at once, because the weather is warm, and I can not 'keep' long. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- That is, in the long run. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- The lady was young, engaging, and handsome, but not marked for long life. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- American deposits in the Miocene display a great variety of camels, giraffe camels with long necks, gazelle camels, llamas, and true camels. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Her lover was no longer to her an exciting man whom many women strove for, and herself could only retain by striving with them. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Your stepson, if Mr. Rigg Featherstone was he, is here no longer. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I shall no longer see the sun or stars, or feel the winds play on my cheeks. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- The penniless Colonel became quite obsequious and respectful to the head of his house, and despised the milksop Pitt no longer. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Why can you no longer be a clergyman? 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- The last hour was the longeSt. And yet, at last it passed. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I would not change you for the clearest-headed, longest-sighted, best-judging female breathing. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Let me see; he'll be back in twenty minutes, at the longest,' said Mr. Brownlow, pulling out his watch, and placing it on the table. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- They appear as anchored in the new concrete docks at Colon, preparatory to their passage through the canal, after having made the longest sea voyage then on record for submarines. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Our longest separation was when her mother took her to Limmeridge. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Oh, all he longed, all he prayed for, was that I might live with him! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- And I longed to do it--but there was such a dead silence! 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Her theme was their wants, which she sought to supply; their sufferings, which she longed to alleviate. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- But her heart was very heavy, she longed to be at home, and every day looked wistfully across the lake, waiting for Laurie to come and comfort her. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I longed for thee, Janet! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- And she looked around as if longing to tell him so. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Tarzan shook his head, and an expression of wistful and pathetic longing sobered his laughing eyes. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- It is not the daughter of Cadmus I see, nor do I realize her fatal longing to look on Jove in the majesty of his god-head. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Tell us all about it, cried Mr. Laurence, who had been longing to lend the lovers a hand, but knew that they would refuse his help. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- And she paddled softly, lingeringly, longing for him to say something meaningful to her. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Love looks and longs, and dares not; Passion hovers round, and is kept at bay; Truth and Devotion are scared. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I longed to leave them as the criminal on the scaffold longs for the axe to descend: that is, I wished the pang over. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The thing one most longs for may be surrounded with conditions that would be intolerable. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- One longs to be high-flown, and make speeches like Corneille, after it. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- It longs for certainty and repose, and has little patience for any authority that does not claim absolute infallibility. 李贝. 西洋科学史.