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long1

 
pronunciation:
lawng [or] lang
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: longer, longest
definition 1: of relatively great extent in distance or time.
a long drivewaya long race
synonyms:
lengthy
antonyms:
brief, little, short
similar words:
elongate, extended, extensive, longish, slow
definition 2: of a specified length in time or extent.
a room ten feet longan exam two hours long
similar words:
broad, wide
definition 3: tedious in length.
a long sermon
synonyms:
lengthy, long-drawn-out, long-winded
similar words:
extended, interminable, longish, prolix, rambling, tedious
definition 4: of unusual scope or breadth, as of vision or perspective.
He takes a long view of the matter.
synonyms:
broad, comprehensive, wide
similar words:
expansive, inclusive, sweeping
definition 5: extending far into the past.
a long memory
synonyms:
far-reaching
similar words:
extended, extensive, lengthy
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an extended period of time.
He won't stay here for long.
definition 2: a clothing size for tall men.
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: longer, longest
definition 1: for or during a lengthy period of time.
a change he long desired
similar words:
at length
definition 2: at a time far in the past.
It happened long ago.
similar words:
far
definition 3: not any more or not now (used with a negative).
They are no longer operating the hot dog stand.
similar words:
further, more
definition 4: throughout a specified period.
She sang all the night long.
similar words:
through
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  • long-distance:
    telephone service to a place that is far away.
  • long-range:
    having to do with a time in the future or a place in the distance.
  • long-sleeved:
    having long sleeves.
  • long-term:
    lasting for a long time.
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