Definitions of long:
- noun: a comparatively long time
Example: "This won't take long"
- verb: desire strongly or persistently
- adjective: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
Example: "A long road"
- adjective: primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
Example: "A long life"
- adjective: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
- adjective: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
Example: "Is long on coffee"
- adjective: (of memory) having greater than average range
Example: "A long memory especially for insults"
- adjective: involving substantial risk
Example: "Long odds"
- adjective: used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
- adjective: of relatively great height
Example: "A race of long gaunt men- Sherwood Anderson"
- adjective: having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
Example: "In long supply"
- adjective: planning prudently for the future
Example: "Took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
- adverb: for an extended time or at a distant time
Example: "A promotion long overdue"
- adverb: for an extended distance
- name: A surname (very common: 1 in 1086 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #86)
- name: A male given name (rare: 1 in 25000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1157)
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