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Definition 1: desire strongly or persistently - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for long in the sense of this definition

(long is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of long ) have a desire for something or someone who is not present

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Definition 2: good at remembering - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a retentive mind
  • tenacious memory

Synonyms for long in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) bearing in mind; attentive to

"ever mindful of her health" "mindful of his responsibilities" "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"

Definition 3: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a long road
  • a long distance
  • contained many long words
  • ten miles long

(long is similar to ...) having an elongated seating area

"a stretch limousine"

(long is similar to ...) (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables

"sesquipedalian technical terms"

(long is similar to ...) deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

(long is similar to ...) (of sheep) having relatively long wool

(long is similar to ...) having relatively long fibers

"long-staple cotton"

(long is similar to ...) having a snout that is longer than average

(long is similar to ...) suitable for or reaching long distances

"long-range nuclear capability"

(long is similar to ...) having a long handle

(long is similar to ...) long and thin and often limp

"grown lank with fasting" "lank mousy hair"

(long is similar to ...) being of a considerable distance or length

"a far trek"

(long is similar to ...) capable of being lengthened

(long is similar to ...) drawn out or made longer spatially

"Picasso's elongated Don Quixote" "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year" "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes" "a prolonged black line across the page"

(long is similar to ...) having notably more length than width; being long and slender

"an elongate tail tapering to a point" "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"

(... are attributes of long) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

"the length of the table was 5 feet"

Definition 4: primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a long life
  • a long boring speech
  • a long time
  • a long friendship
  • a long game
  • long ago
  • an hour long

(long is similar to ...) lasting through a year

"attending yearlong courses"

(long is similar to ...) (of perishable goods) treated to stay fresh longer than usual

"long-life milk"

(long is similar to ...) over an extended time

"a longitudinal study of twins"

(long is similar to ...) involving an extended span of time

"long-range goals"

(long is similar to ...) relating to or extending over a relatively long time

"the long-run significance of the elections" "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war" "a long-term investment"

(long is similar to ...) having existed for a long time

"a long-standing friendship" "the longstanding conflict"

(long is similar to ...) last through a month

"a monthlong stay in the hospital"

(long is similar to ...) lasting, open, or operating through the whole night

"a nightlong vigil" "an all-night drugstore" "an overnight trip"

(long is similar to ...) lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal

"perennial happiness"

(long is similar to ...) of a task that takes time and patience

(long is similar to ...) lasting through a week

"her weeklong vacation"

(long is similar to ...) somewhat long

(long is similar to ...) of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption

(long is similar to ...) active over a long period of time

(long is similar to ...) lasting through all time

"agelong struggle for freedom"

(long is similar to ...) two months long; lasting two months

(long is similar to ...) of long duration

"chronic money problems"

(long is similar to ...) lasting through an entire day

(long is similar to ...) relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

"a drawn-out argument" "an extended discussion" "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law" "a prolonged and bitter struggle" "protracted negotiations"

(long is similar to ...) existing for a long time

"hopes for a durable peace" "a long-lasting friendship"

(long is similar to ...) lasting for eight days

(long is similar to ...) tiresomely long; seemingly without end

"endless debates" "an endless conversation" "the wait seemed eternal" "eternal quarreling" "an interminable sermon"

(long is similar to ...) lasting for an hour

"an hourlong examination"

(long is similar to ...) continuing through life

"a lifelong friend" "from lifelong habit" "his lifelong study of Greek art"

(... are attributes of long) continuance in time

"the ceremony was of short duration" "he complained about the length of time required"

Definition 5: (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long

(long belongs to category ...) the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

Definition 6: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • is long on coffee
  • a long position in gold

(long belongs to category ...) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Definition 7: for an extended time or at a distant time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Definition 8: for an extended distance - [adverb denoting all]

Definition 9: having or being more than normal or necessary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • long on brains
  • in long supply

(long is similar to ...) present in great quantity

"an abundant supply of water"

Definition 10: planning prudently for the future - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • large goals that required farsighted policies
  • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

Synonyms for long in the sense of this definition

(long is similar to ...) providing carefully for the future

"wild squirrels are provident" "a provident father plans for his children's education"

Definition 11: of relatively great height - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a race of long gaunt men
  • looked out the long French windows

(long is similar to ...) great in vertical dimension; high in stature

"tall people" "tall buildings" "tall trees" "tall ships"

Definition 12: involving substantial risk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where long or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • long odds

(long is similar to ...) not sound financially

"unsound banking practices"

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