|1.||[ adjective ] 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 time" "a long friendship" "long ago" "an hour long"
|Related terms:||short drawn-out endless long-run long-range nightlong long-acting durable longstanding lifelong perennial long-life long-dated hourlong longish yearlong bimestrial time-consuming agelong monthlong weeklong longitudinal daylong duration|
|2.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||short far long-range elongated in_length elongate longer long-distance long-wool oblong polysyllabic extendible long-handled stretch long-staple long-snouted lank length|
|3.||[ adverb ] 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" "long after your bedtime"
|4.||[ noun ] a comparatively long time|
"this won't take long" "they haven't been gone long"
|5.||[ verb ] desire strongly or persistently|
|6.||[ verb ] desire strongly or persistently|
|Synonyms:||ache hanker pine languish yen yearn|
|Related terms:||desire miss ache die longing hankering longer|
|7.||[ adjective ] of relatively great height|
"a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson "looked out the long French windows"
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 86|
|9.||[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1157|
|10.||[ adjective ] planning prudently for the future|
|Synonyms:||farsighted foresighted foresightful longsighted farseeing|
"large goals that required farsighted policies" "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
|11.||[ adjective ] involving substantial risk|
|12.||[ adjective ] (of memory) having greater than average range|
"a long memory especially for insults" "a tenacious memory"
|13.||[ adjective ] (finance) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices|
"is long on coffee" "a long position in gold"
|Related terms:||short finance|
|14.||[ adjective ] (prosody) used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration|
|Related terms:||prosody stressed|
|15.||[ adverb ] for an extended distance|
|16.||[ adjective ] (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')|
|Related terms:||short phonetics|
|17.||[ adjective ] having or being more than normal or necessary|
"long on brains" "in long supply"