Meaning & Definition of Long in English
1. Desire strongly or persistently
- hanker ,
- long ,
1. 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 boring speech"
- "A long time"
- "A long friendship"
- "A long game"
- "Long ago"
- "An hour long"
2. 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"
3. Of relatively great height
- "A race of long gaunt men"- sherwood anderson
- "Looked out the long french windows"
4. Good at remembering
- "A retentive mind"
- "Tenacious memory"
- retentive ,
- recollective ,
- long ,
5. Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
- "Is long on coffee"
- "A long position in gold"
6. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
- "The english vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
7. Involving substantial risk
- "Long odds"
8. Planning prudently for the future
- "Large goals that required farsighted policies"
- "Took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
- farseeing ,
- farsighted ,
- foresighted ,
- foresightful ,
- prospicient ,
- long ,
9. Having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
- "In long supply"
1. 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"
- "It is long after your bedtime"
2. For an extended distance
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