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    long - Dictionary definition and meaning for word long

    Definition
    (verb) desire strongly or persistently
    Synonyms : hanker , yearn
    Definition
    (adj) primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    Example Sentence
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long
    Definition
    (adj) primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
    Example Sentence
    • a long road
    • a long distance
    • contained many long words
    • ten miles long
    Definition
    (adj) of relatively great height
    Example Sentence
    • a race of long gaunt men
    • looked out the long French windows
    Definition
    (adj) good at remembering
    Example Sentence
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
    Definition
    (adj) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
    Example Sentence
    • is long on coffee
    • a long position in gold
    Definition
    (adj) (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
    Example Sentence
    • the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long
    Definition
    (adj) involving substantial risk
    Example Sentence
    • long odds
    Definition
    (adj) planning prudently for the future
    Example Sentence
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues
    Definition
    (adj) having or being more than normal or necessary:
    Example Sentence
    • long on brains
    • in long supply
    Definition
    (adv) for an extended time or at a distant time
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) for an extended distance
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