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Definition of "long" [long]

  • Extending or traveling a relatively great distance. (adjective)
  • Having relatively great height; tall. (adjective)
  • Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several: the long edge of the door. (adjective)
  • Of relatively great duration: a long time. (adjective)
  • Of a specified linear extent or duration: a mile long; an hour long. (adjective)

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 "long" in a sentence
  • "We cannot� be free as long as our human rights are violated, as long� as we don't have economic equality and as long as we� are not participating in gender-balanced political bodies."
  • ""The men must be smuggling something, " she said, -and hiding it up Dafydd's 'long, long hole."
  • "Barney told Snubby of their idea to follow the men, if they went out that night, and see if they went up the 'long, long hole."