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Definition of "along" []

  • Over the length of: walked along the path. (preposition)
  • On a line or course parallel and close to; continuously beside: rowed along the shore; the trees along the avenue. (preposition)
  • In accordance with: The committee split along party lines over the issue. (preposition)
  • Forward; onward: We drove along, admiring the view. Farther along, we passed a hitchhiker. (adverb)
  • As a companion: Bring your friend along. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "along" in a sentence
  • "Wonder no more, Bush's supply-side tax cuts were never meant to trickle down to the average American ~ they were meant, along with lucrative tax benefits, for the major corporations who have gone overseas to reap significant profits ~along with atumbling dollar working to their advantage."
  • "Now fweep •along its top, now neigh along the vale I '-"
  • "The channel is conducted a little above the city of Bubastis by Patumos the Arabian city, and runs into the Erythraian Sea: and it is dug first along those parts of the plain of Egypt which lie towards Arabia, just above which run the mountains which extend opposite Memphis, where are the stone-quarries, —along the base of these mountains the channel is conducted from West to East for a great way; and after that it is directed towards a break in the hills and tends from these mountains towards the noon-day and the South Wind to the Arabian gulf."