Definition of Long

1. Verb. Desire strongly or persistently. "They long to move "

Exact synonyms: Hanker, Yearn
Specialized synonyms: Ache, Languish, Pine, Yearn, Yen
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Derivative terms: Hankering, Longer, Longing, Yearner, Yearning

2. Adjective. Primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified. ; "An hour long"

3. Adverb. For an extended time or at a distant time. "It is long after your bedtime"

4. Adjective. Primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified. "Ten miles long"

5. Adverb. For an extended distance.

6. Adjective. Of relatively great height. "Looked out the long French windows"
Similar to: Tall
Derivative terms: Longness

7. Adjective. Good at remembering. "Tenacious memory"

8. Adjective. Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices. "A long position in gold"
Category relationships: Finance
Antonyms: Short

9. Adjective. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration. "The English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
Category relationships: Phonetics
Antonyms: Short

10. Adjective. Involving substantial risk. "Long odds"
Similar to: Unsound

11. Adjective. Planning prudently for the future. "Took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

12. Adjective. Having or being more than normal or necessary:. "In long supply"
Similar to: Abundant

Definition of Long

1. a. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; -- opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide.

2. n. A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.

3. adv. To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line.

4. prep. By means of; by the fault of; because of.

5. v. i. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.

6. a. Having a supply of stocks or goods; prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp. when bought on a margin.

Definition of Long

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) Originally a nickname for a tall man. ¹

2. Adjective. Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point (qualifier usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below). ¹

3. Adjective. Having great duration. ¹

4. Adjective. (British dialect) Not short; tall. ¹

5. Adjective. (finance) possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities or other financial instruments with the aim of benefiting of the expected rise in their value. ¹

6. Adjective. (cricket) of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position) ¹

7. Adjective. (tennis) (speaking of the ball) that bounces behind the baseline (and therefore is ''out''). ¹

8. Adverb. Over a great distance in space. ¹

9. Adverb. For a particular duration. ¹

10. Adverb. For a long duration. ¹

11. Noun. (linguistics) A long vowel. ¹

12. Noun. (programming) A long integer variable, twice the size of an int or a short and half of a long long. A long is typically 64 bits in a 32-bit environment. ¹

13. Noun. (finance) An entity with a long position in an asset. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive finance) To take a long position in. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To await, to aspire, to desire greatly (something to occur or to be true) ¹

16. Adjective. (archaic) On account (term of), because (term of). ¹

17. Verb. (archaic) To be appropriate (term to), to pertain or belong (term to). ¹

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Definition of Long

1. extending for a considerable distance [adj LONGER, LONGEST] / to desire strongly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Long

1. 1. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide. 2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book. 3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching. 4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. "The we may us reserve both fresh and strong Against the tournament, which is not long." (Spenser) 5. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc. 6. Far-reaching; extensive. " Long views." 7. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; said of vowels and syllables. See Short, 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22. Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as, long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned, long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded, etc. In the long run, in the whole course of things taken together; in the ultimate result; eventually. Long clam, to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can demand stock on or before a certain day at a stipulated price; opposed to short in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short, etc. See Short. To have a long head, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind. Origin: AS. Long, lang; akin to OS, OFries, D, & G. Lang, Icel. Langr, Sw. Lang, Dan. Lang, Goth. Laggs, L.longus. Cf. Length, Ling a fish, Linger, Lunge, Purloin. 1. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line. 2. To a great extent in time; during a long time. "They that tarry long at the wine." (Prov. Xxiii. 30) "When the trumpet soundeth long." (Ex. Xix. 13) 3. at a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest. 4. Through the whole extent or duration. "The bird of dawning singeth all night long." (Shak) 5. Through an extent of time, more or less; only in question; as, how long will you be gone? Origin: AS. Lance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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