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(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.

布雷特整理--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Extended, lengthy, not short.[2]. Protracted, prolonged, long-winded, spun out.[3]. Slow, dilatory, slack, lingering, tardy, not quick.

ad. [1]. To a great extent.[2]. A long time, for a long time.[3]. 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.





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