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Definitions of long:

  • noun:   a comparatively long time
    Example: "This won't take long"
  • verb:   desire strongly or persistently
  • adjective:   primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
    Example: "A long road"
  • adjective:   primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    Example: "A long life"
  • adjective:   of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
  • adjective:   holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
    Example: "Is long on coffee"
  • adjective:   (of memory) having greater than average range
    Example: "A long memory especially for insults"
  • adjective:   involving substantial risk
    Example: "Long odds"
  • adjective:   used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
  • adjective:   of relatively great height
    Example: "A race of long gaunt men- Sherwood Anderson"
  • adjective:   having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
    Example: "In long supply"
  • adjective:   planning prudently for the future
    Example: "Took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
  • adverb:   for an extended time or at a distant time
    Example: "A promotion long overdue"
  • adverb:   for an extended distance
  • name:  A surname (very common: 1 in 1086 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #86)
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 25000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1157)

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