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adjective (a)

  • primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified (adj.all)
    A long life.
    A long boring speech.
    A long time.
    A long friendship.
    A long game.
    Long ago.
    An hour long.
    source: wordnet30
  • primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified (adj.all)
    Antonym: short
    A long road.
    A long distance.
    Contained many long words.
    Ten miles long.
    source: wordnet30
  • good at remembering (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices (adj.all)
    Is long on coffee.
    A long position in gold.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration (adj.all)
    The English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (adjective)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve. (noun)
    source: webster1913

preposition (pre)

  • By means of; by the fault of; because of. (preposition)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • for an extended time or at a distant time (adv.all)
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • for an extended distance (adv.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • of relatively great height (adj.all)
    A race of long gaunt men.
    Looked out the long French windows.
    source: wordnet30
  • involving substantial risk (adj.all)
    Long odds.
    source: wordnet30
  • planning prudently for the future (adj.all)
    Took a long view of the geopolitical issues.
    source: wordnet30
  • having or being more than normal or necessary: (adj.all)
    Long on brains.
    In long supply.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • desire strongly or persistently (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: hanker, yearn
    source: wordnet30
  • To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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