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Long \Long\, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching. [1913 Webster]

     4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. [1913 Webster]

              The we may us reserve both fresh and strong Against the tournament, which is not long.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     5. Having a length of the 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. [1913 Webster]

     6. Far-reaching; extensive. " Long views." --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See {Short}, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 22, 30. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Finance & Com.) 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. Contrasted to {short}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     Note: Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as, long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned, long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {In the long run}, in the whole course of things taken together; in the ultimate result; eventually.

     {Long clam} (Zool.), the common clam ({Mya arenaria}) of the Northern United States and Canada; -- called also {soft-shell clam} and {long-neck clam}. See {Mya}.

     {Long cloth}, a kind of cotton cloth of superior quality.

     {Long clothes}, clothes worn by a young infant, extending below the feet.

     {Long division}. (Math.) See {Division}.

     {Long dozen}, one more than a dozen; thirteen.

     {Long home}, the grave.

     {Long measure}, {Long meter}. See under {Measure}, {Meter}.


     {Long Parliament} (Eng. Hist.), the Parliament which assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell, April 20, 1653.

     {Long price}, the full retail price.

     {Long purple} (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed to be the {Orchis mascula}. --Dr. Prior.

     {Long suit}
        (a) (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally more than three cards. --R. A. Proctor. (b) One's most important resource or source of strength; as, as an entertainer, her voice was her long suit.

     {Long tom}.
        (a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of a vessel. (b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western U.S.] (c) (Zool.) The long-tailed titmouse.

     {Long wall} (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam is removed and the roof allowed to fall in, as the work progresses, except where passages are needed.

     {Of long}, a long time. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

     {To be long of the market}, or {To go long of the market}, {To be on the long side of the market}, etc. (Stock Exchange), to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can demand stock on or before a certain day at a stipulated price; -- opposed to {short} in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short, etc. [Cant] See {Short}.

     {To have a long head}, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Long \Long\, adv. [AS. lance.]
     1. To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line. [1913 Webster]

     2. To a great extent in time; during a long time. [1913 Webster]

              They that tarry long at the wine.     --Prov. xxiii.
                                                    30. [1913 Webster]

              When the trumpet soundeth long.       --Ex. xix. 13. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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. [1913 Webster]

     4. Through the whole extent or duration.
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              The bird of dawning singeth all night long. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone? [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Long \Long\, n.
     1. (Mus.) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Phonetics) A long sound, syllable, or vowel. [1913 Webster]

     3. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; -- in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Long \Long\, prep. [Abbreviated fr. along. See 3d {Along}.] By means of; by the fault of; because of. [Obs.] See {Along of}, under 3d {Along}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Long \Long\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Longed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Longing}.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang long. See {Long}, a.]
     1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after. [1913 Webster]

              I long to see you.                    --Rom. i. 11. [1913 Webster]

              I have longed after thy precepts.     --Ps. cxix.
                                                    40. [1913 Webster]

              I have longed for thy salvation.      --Ps. cxix.
                                                    174. [1913 Webster]

              Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.
                                                    --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

     2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

159 Moby Thesaurus words for "long":
     a mile long, ache, ache for, ache to, aeon, age, ages, aim, and night, aspire, be dying for, be dying to, be hurting for, big, blue moon, bull, bull account, burn to, century, choose to, clamor for, colossal, covet, crave, cry for, day after day, de longue haleine, dearly love to, desire, diffuse, diffusive, dragging, drawn-out, dream, dream of, elongate, elongated, endless, enduringly, eternity, extended, extensive, fancy, far-flung, far-reaching, fargoing, filled out, flatulent, for an age, for life, for long, gangling, gangly, gape for, giant, gigantic, great, hanker, hone for, hope for, hour after hour, hunger, interminable, interminably, itch, itch for, itch to, languish for, languishing, lank, lanky, large, lasting, leggy, lengthened, lengthy, like to, lingering, long account, long ago, long for, long interest, long side, long since, long time, long to, long while, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-legged, long-pending, long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, longish, longs, longsome, love to, lust, lust for, marathon, miss, month after month, month of Sundays, morning, no end of, noon, out, outstretched, overlong, padded, pant for, persistently, pine, pine for, prolix, prolonged, protracted, protractedly, rangy, right smart spell, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, sigh, sigh for, since time began, spoil for, spun-out, statuesque, stretched-out, sustained, talkative, tall, the livelong day, thirst, thirst for, till doomsday, time immemorial, undyingly, unendingly, unrelenting, verbose, want, want to, weary for, windy, wish, wish for, wish to, without end, wordy, year after year, yearn, yearn for, years, years on end, yen, yen for


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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