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    Definition:
    Long - (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.
    Long - (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.
    Long - (superl.) Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
    Long - (superl.) Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
    Long - (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.
    Long - (superl.) Far-reaching; extensive.
    Long - (superl.) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 22, 30.
    Long - (n.) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
    Long - (n.) A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
    Long - (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.
    Long - (adv.) To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.
    Long - (adv.) To a great extent in time; during a long time.
    Long - (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.
    Long - (adv.) Through the whole extent or duration.
    Long - (adv.) Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
    Long - (prep.) By means of; by the fault of; because of.
    Long - (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.
    Long - (a.) To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
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    Alalonga - (n.) Alt. of Alilonghi
    Alilonghi - (n.) The tunny. See Albicore.
    Allonge - (v.) A thrust or pass; a lunge.
    Allonge - (v.) A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider.
    Allonge - (v. i.) To thrust with a sword; to lunge.
    Along - (adv.) By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
    Along - (adv.) In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
    Along - (adv.) In company; together.
    Along - (prep.) By the length of, as distinguished from across.
    Along - () (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
    Alongshore - (adv.) Along the shore or coast.
    Alongshoreman - (n.) See Longshoreman.
    Alongside - (adv.) Along or by the side; side by side with; -- often with of; as, bring the boat alongside; alongside of him; alongside of the tree.
    Alongst - (prep. & adv.) Along.
    Belonged - (imp. & p. p.) of Belong
    Belonging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belong
    Belong - (v. i.) To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.
    Belong - (v. i.) To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service.
    Belong - (v. i.) To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to.
    Belong - (v. i.) To be suitable for; to be due to.
    Belong - (v. i.) To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by the parish or town.
    Belong - (v. t.) To be deserved by.
    Belonging - (n.) That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.
    Belonging - (n.) That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.
    Belonging - (n.) Family; relations; household.
    Cacholong - (n.) An opaque or milk-white chalcedony, a variety of quartz; also, a similar variety of opal.
    Clong - () of Cling
    Clong - () imp. of Cling.
    Daddy longlegs - () An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs.
    Daddy longlegs - () A name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; -- called also father longlegs.
    Edgelong - (adv.) In the direction of the edge.
    Elong - (v. t.) To lengthen out; to prolong.
    Elong - (v. t.) To put away; to separate; to keep off.
    Elongated - (imp. & p. p.) of Elongate
    Elongating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elongate
    Elongate - (a.) To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.
    Elongate - (a.) To remove further off.
    Elongate - (v. i.) To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
    Elongate - (a.) Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf.
    Elongation - (n.) The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
    Elongation - (n.) That which lengthens out; continuation.
    Elongation - (n.) Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
    Elongation - (n.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.
    Endlong - (adv. & prep.) Lengthwise; along.
    Erelong - (adv.) Before the /apse of a long time; soon; -- usually separated, ere long.
    Father longlegs - () See Daddy longlegs, 2.
    Flatlong - (adv.) With the flat side downward; not edgewise.
    Flong - () imp. & p. p. of Fling.
    Furlong - (a.) A measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards.
    Headlong - (a. & adv.) With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.
    Headlong - (a. & adv.) Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
    Headlong - (a. & adv.) Hastily; without delay or respite.
    Headlong - (a.) Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
    Headlong - (a.) Steep; precipitous.
    Kalong - (n.) A fruit bat, esp. the Indian edible fruit bat (Pteropus edulis).
    Lifelong - (a.) Lasting or continuing through life.
    Livelong - (a.) Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.
    Livelong - (a.) Lasting; durable.
    Longed - (imp. & p. p.) of Long
    Longing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Long
    Longan - (n.) A pulpy fruit related to the litchi, and produced by an evergreen East Indian tree (Nephelium Longan).
    Longanimity - (n.) Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience.
    Long-armed - (a.) Having long arms; as, the long-armed ape or gibbon.
    Longbeak - (n.) The American redbellied snipe (Macrorhamphus scolopaceus); -- called also long-billed dowitcher.
    Longboat - (n.) Formerly, the largest boat carried by a merchant vessel, corresponding to the launch of a naval vessel.
    Longbow - (n.) The ordinary bow, not mounted on a stock; -- so called in distinction from the crossbow when both were used as weapons of war. Also, sometimes, such a bow of about the height of a man, as distinguished from a much shorter one.
    Long-breathed - (a.) Having the power of retaining the breath for a long time; long-winded.
    Long-drawn - (a.) Extended to a great length.
    Longe - (n.) A thrust. See Lunge.
    Longe - (n.) The training ground for a horse.
    Longe - (n.) Same as 4th Lunge.
    Longer - (n.) One who longs for anything.
    Longeval - (a.) Long-loved; longevous.
    Longevity - (n.) Long duration of life; length of life.
    Longevous - (a.) Living a long time; of great age.
    Longhand - (n.) The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand.
    Longheaded - (a.) Having unusual foresight or sagacity.
    Longhorn - (n.) A long-horned animal, as a cow, goat, or beetle. See Long-horned.
    Long-horned - (a.) Having a long horn or horns; as, a long-horned goat, or cow; having long antennae, as certain beetles (Longicornia).
    Longicorn - (a.) Long-horned; pertaining to the Longicornia.
    Longicorn - (n.) One of the Longicornia.
    Longicornia - (n. pl.) A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennae are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust beetle, under Locust.
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    Long - —adj. (longer; longest) 1 measuring much from end to end in space or time. 2 (following a measurement) in length or duration (2 metres long; two months long). 3 a consisting of many items (a long list). B seemingly more than the stated amount; tedious (ten long miles). 4 of elongated shape. 5 lasting or reaching far back or forward in time (long friendship). 6 far-reaching; acting at a distance; involving a great interval or difference. 7 (of a vowel or syllable) having the greater of the two recognized durations. 8 (of odds or a chance) reflecting a low level of probability. 9 (of stocks) bought in large quantities in advance, with the expectation of a rise in price. 10 (foll. By on) colloq. Well supplied with. —n. Long interval or period (will not take long; won't be long). —adv. (longer; longest) 1 by or for a long time (long before; long ago). 2 (following nouns of duration) throughout a specified time (all day long). 3 (in compar.) After an implied point of time (shall not wait any longer). as (or so) long as provided that. Before long soon. In the long run (or term) eventually, ultimately. The long and the short of it 1 all that need be said. 2 the eventual outcome. Not by a long shot (or chalk) by no means. longish adj. [old english]
    Long - v. (foll. By for or to + infin.) Have a strong wish or desire for. [old english, = seem *long1 to]
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    Agelong - adj. Existing for a very long time.
    Along - —prep. Beside or through (part of) the length of. —adv. 1 onward, into a more advanced state (come along; getting along nicely). 2 with oneself or others (bring a book along). 3 beside or through part or the whole length of a thing. along with in addition to; together with. [old english, originally adj. = facing against]
    Alongside - —adv. At or to the side. —prep. Close to the side of.
    Chaise longue - n. (pl. Chaise longues or chaises longues pronunc. Same) sofa with only one arm rest. [french, = long chair]
    Daddy-long-legs - n. (pl. Same) crane-fly.
    Elongate - v. (-ting) lengthen, extend. elongation n. [latin longus long]
    Furlong - n. Eighth of a mile. [old english: related to *furrow, *long1]
    Headlong - adv. & adj. 1 with the head foremost. 2 in a rush.
    Headlong - adv. & adj. 1 with the head foremost. 2 in a rush.
    Lifelong - adj. Lasting a lifetime.
    Livelong - adj. In its entire length (the livelong day). [from obsolete lief, assimilated to *live1]
    Long. - Abbr. Longitude.
    Longboat - n. Sailing-ship's largest boat.
    Longbow - n. Bow drawn by hand and shooting a long feathered arrow.
    Long-distance - —attrib. Adj.travelling or operating between distant places. —adv. Between distant places (phone long-distance).
    Long division - n. Division of numbers with details of the calculations written down.
    Long-drawn - adj. (also long-drawn-out) prolonged.
    Longeron - n. Longitudinal member of a plane's fuselage. [french]
    Longevity - n. Formal long life. [latin longus long, aevum age]
    Long face - n. Dismal expression.
    Longhand - n. Ordinary handwriting.
    Long haul - n. 1 transport over a long distance. 2 prolonged effort or task.
    Longing - —n. Intense desire. —adj. Having or showing this. longingly adv.
    Long in the tooth - predic. Adj. Colloq. Old.
    Longitude - n. 1 angular distance east or west from a standard meridian such as greenwich to the meridian of any place. 2 angular distance of a celestial body, esp. Along the ecliptic. [latin longitudo length, from longus long]
    Longitudinal - adj. 1 of or in length. 2 running lengthwise. 3 of longitude. longitudinally adv.
    Long johns - n.pl. Colloq. Long underpants.
    Long jump - n. Athletic contest of jumping as far as possible along the ground in one leap.
    Long-life - adj. (of milk etc.) Treated to prolong its period of usability.
    Long-lived - adj. Having a long life; durable.
    Long-lost - attrib. Adj. That has been lost for a long time.
    Long-playing - adj. (of a gramophone record) playing for about 20–30 minutes on each side.
    Long-range - adj. 1 having a long range. 2 relating to a period of time far into the future (long-range weather forecast).
    Long-running - adj. Continuing for a long time (a long-running musical).
    Longshore - attrib. Adj. 1 existing on or frequenting the shore. 2 directed along the shore. [from along shore]
    Longshoreman - n. Us docker.
    Long shot - n. 1 wild guess or venture. 2 bet at long odds.
    Long sight - n. Ability to see clearly only what is comparatively distant.
    Long-sighted - adj. 1 having long sight. 2 far-sighted. long-sightedness n.
    Long-standing - adj. That has long existed.
    Long-suffering - adj. Bearing provocation patiently.
    Long-term - adj. Of or for a long period of time (long-term plans).
    Long wave - n. Radio wave of frequency less than 300 khz.
    Longways - adv. (also longwise) = *lengthways.
    Long-winded - adj. (of a speech or writing) tediously lengthy.
    Medulla oblongata - n. Lowest part of the brainstem, formed from a continuation of the spinal cord.
    Night-long - adj. & adv. Throughout the night.
    Oblong - —adj. Rectangular with adjacent sides unequal. —n. Oblong figure or object. [latin oblongus longish]
    Over-long - adj. & adv. Too long.
    Prolong - v. 1 extend in time or space. 2 (as prolonged adj.) Lengthy, esp. Tediously so. prolongation n. [latin longus long]
    Sidelong - —adj. (esp. Of a glance) oblique. —adv. Obliquely.

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