a.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.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.
6.Far-reaching; extensive.
7.(Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; - said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22, 30.
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.
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
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.
Long suit
a - (Whist) a suit of which one holds originally more than three cards.
- Dr. Prior.
b - One's most important resource or source of strength; as, as an entertainer, her voice was her long suit.
- R. A. Proctor.
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.
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.
To be long of the market
(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.
- Fairfax.
To have a long head
to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.
n.1.(Mus.) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
2.(Phonetics) A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
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.
adv.1.To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line.
2.To a great extent in time; during a long time.
They that tarry long at the wine.
- Prov. xxiii. 30.
When the trumpet soundeth long.
- Ex. xix. 13.
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.
4.Through the whole extent or duration.
5.Through an extent of time, more or less; - only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
prep.1.By means of; by the fault of; because of.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Longed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Longing.]
I long to see you.
- Rom. i. 11.
I have longed after thy precepts.
- Ps. cxix. 40.
I have longed for thy salvation.
- Ps. cxix. 174.
2.To belong; - used with to, unto, or for.
Noun1.long - a comparatively long time; "this won't take long"; "they haven't been gone long"
Verb1.long - desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: hanker, yearn
Adj.1.long - 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"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
2.long - 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"
short - primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
3.long - of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
4.long - holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
short - not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
5.long - of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
short - of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')
6.long - used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
7.long - involving substantial risk; "long odds"
8.long - (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
Synonyms: tenacious
9.long - planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
10.long - having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
Adv.1.long - 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"
2.long - for an extended distance
To dream of anything long, refers to the penis and/or issues of power and prowess. It may reflect comparison or evaluation issues, how you and others may perceive you. Metaphorically, it may indicate that a situation or relationship has gone on too 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, endless, enduringly, eternity, 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, leggy, lengthened, like to, 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, 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, year after year, yearn, yearn for, years, years on end, yen, yen for
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