English adjective: long
|1.||long primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified|
|Samples||A long life.|
A long boring speech.
A long time.
A long friendship.
A long game.
An hour long.
|Similar||agelong, all-night, bimestrial, chronic, continuing, daylong, drawn-out, durable, eight-day, endless, eternal, extended, hourlong, interminable, lasting, lengthy, lifelong, long-acting, long-dated, long-lasting, long-life, long-lived, long-range, long-run, long-term, longish, longitudinal, longstanding, monthlong, nightlong, overnight, perennial, prolonged, protracted, semipermanent, seven-day, time-consuming, weeklong, womb-to-tomb, yearlong|
|2.||long primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified|
|Samples||A long road.|
A long distance.
Contained many long words.
Ten miles long.
|Similar||elongate, elongated, elongated, extendable, extended, extendible, far, lank, lengthened, long-handled, long-range, long-snouted, long-staple, long-wool, long-wooled, oblong, pole-handled, polysyllabic, prolonged, sesquipedalian, stretch|
|3.||long of relatively great height|
|Samples||A race of long gaunt men.|
Looked out the long French windows.
|4.||long good at remembering|
|Samples||A retentive mind.|
|Synonyms||recollective, retentive, tenacious|
|See also||aware, mindful|
|Antonyms||forgetful, unretentive, short|
|5.||long holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices|
|Samples||Is long on coffee.|
A long position in gold.
|6.||long (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration|
|Samples||The English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long.|
|7.||long involving substantial risk|
|8.||long planning prudently for the future|
|Samples||Large goals that required farsighted policies.|
Took a long view of the geopolitical issues.
|Synonyms||farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, longsighted, prospicient|
|9.||long having or being more than normal or necessary:|
|Samples||Long on brains.|
In long supply.
English adverb: long
|1.||long for an extended time or at a distant time|
|Samples||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.||long for an extended distance|
English verb: long
|1.||long (emotion) desire strongly or persistently|
|Examples||They long to move|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||desire, want|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ache, languish, pine, yearn, yen|