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Definition of Long

Long

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
  4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
  5. 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.
  6. Far-reaching; extensive.
  7. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 22, 30.
  8. A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
  9. A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
  10. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; -- in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
  11. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.
  12. To a great extent in time; during a long time.
  13. 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.
  14. Through the whole extent or duration.
  15. Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
  16. By means of; by the fault of; because of.
  17. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
  18. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
  19. 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.

Long Quotations

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
Caroline Kennedy

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. - Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha
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Long Translations

long in Afrikaans is lang
long in Danish is lang
long in Dutch is lang
long in French is longuement, long, vaste
long in German is lang, lang, weit
long in Italian is vasto, lungo
long in Latin is prolix, longus
long in Norwegian is lenge, lengte, lang
long in Portuguese is comprido, por muito tempo
long in Spanish is largo, vasto
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