HyperDic: long

English > 12 senses of the word long:
ADJECTIVEalllongprimarily temporal sense
alllongprimarily spatial sense
alllongof relatively great height
alllong, retentive, recollective, tenaciousgood at remembering
alllongholding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
alllong(of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
alllonginvolving substantial risk
alllong, farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, longsightedplanning prudently for the future
alllonghaving or being more than normal or necessary
ADVERBalllongfor an extended time or at a distant time
alllongfor an extended distance
VERBemotionlong, hanker, yearndesire strongly or persistently
long > pronunciation
Soundslao'ng
Rhymesalong ... yearlong: 33 rhymes with aong...
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 1
Meaningprimarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified.
Examples
  • "a long life"
  • "a long boring speech"
  • "a long time"
  • "a long friendship"
  • "a long game"
  • "long ago"
  • "an hour long"
Attribute ofduration, lengthcontinuance in time
Narroweragelonglasting / lasting through all time
bimestrialTwo months long
chronic, continuingOf long duration
daylonglasting through an entire day
drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protractedrelatively long in duration / duration
durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-livedExisting for a long time
eight-daylasting for eight days
endless, eternal, interminabletiresomely long
hourlonglasting for an hour
lifelong, womb-to-tombContinuing through life
long-actingactive over a long period of time
long-datedOf a gilt-edged security
long-life(of perishable goods) treated to stay fresh longer than usual / usual
long-rangeInvolving an extended span of time
long-run, long-term, semipermanentrelating to or extending over a relatively long time
longishSomewhat long
longitudinalOver an extended time
longstanding, long-standingHaving existed for a long time
monthlonglast through a month
nightlong, all-night, overnightlasting, open, or operating through the whole night
perenniallasting / lasting an indefinitely long time
time-consumingOf a task that takes time and patience
weeklong, seven-daylasting through a week
yearlonglasting through a year
Oppositeshortprimarily temporal sense
Spanishextenso, largo
Catalanextens, llarg, llong
Nounslongnessduration as an extension
Adverbslongerfor more time
longestfor the most time
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 2
Meaningprimarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified.
Examples
  • "a long road"
  • "a long distance"
  • "contained many long words"
  • "ten miles long"
Attribute oflengthThe linear extent in space from one end to the other
Narrowerelongate, elongatedHaving notably more length than width
elongated, extended, lengthened, prolongedDrawn out or made longer spatially
extendible, extendablecapable of being lengthened
farOf a considerable distance or length
lanklong and thin and often limp
long-handled, pole-handledHaving a long handle
long-rangeSuitable for or reaching long distances
long-snoutedHaving a snout / snout that is longer than average
long-stapleHaving relatively long fibers
long-wool, long-wooled(of sheep) having relatively long wool
oblongdeviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
polysyllabic, sesquipedalian(of words) long / long and ponderous
stretchHaving an elongated seating area
Oppositeshort(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
Spanishextenso, largo
Catalanextens, llarg
Nounslongnessthe property of being of long spatial extent
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf relatively great height.
Examples
  • "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson
  • "looked out the long French windows"
BroadertallGreat in vertical dimension
Spanishalto
Nounslongnessthe property of being of long spatial extent
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 4
MeaningGood at remembering.
Synonymsretentive, recollective, tenacious
See alsomindful, awarebearing in mind
Oppositeunretentive, forgetful, short(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Spanishretentivo, tenaz
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 5
Meaningholding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices.
Examples
  • "is long on coffee"
  • "a long position in gold"
CategoryfinanceThe branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
Oppositeshortnot holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration.
Example"the English vowel sounds in 'bate', 'beat', 'bite', 'boat', 'boot' are long"
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
OppositeshortOf speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
Spanishlargo
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 7
MeaningInvolving substantial risk.
Example"long odds"
Broaderunsoundnot sound financially
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 8
Meaningplanning prudently for the future.
Example "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
Synonymsfarseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, longsighted
BroaderprovidentProviding carefully for the future
English > long: 12 senses > adjective 9
MeaningHaving or being more than normal or necessary: "long on brains".
Example"in long supply"
BroaderabundantPresent in great quantity
Spanishexcedente, sobrante
Catalanexcedent, sobrant, sobrer
English > long: 12 senses > adverb 1
MeaningFor an extended time or at a distant time.
Examples
  • "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"
English > long: 12 senses > adverb 2
MeaningFor an extended distance.
English > long: 12 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningdesire strongly or persistently.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThey long to move
Synonymshanker, yearn
Narrowerache, yearn, yen, pine, languishHave a desire for something or someone who is not present
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishanhelar, ansiar, consumirse, desear ardientemente, desear, doler
Catalanconsumir-se, doldre, enyorar, saber greu
Nounslongera person with a strong desire for something
longingprolonged unfulfilled desire or need

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