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Long

Definition

[n] a comparatively long time; "this won't take long"; "they haven't been gone long"
[adv] 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"
[adv] for an extended distance
[adj] having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
[adj] (finance) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
[adj] planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
[adj] (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
[adj] involving substantial risk; "long odds"
[adj] (prosody) used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
[adj] of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
[v] have a yen for
[v] desire strongly or persistently


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Antonyms

short