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  Definition of long
  1. a comparatively long time; "this won''t take long"; "they haven''t been gone long"
  2. desire strongly or persistently
  3. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
  4. 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"
  5. 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
  6. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate'', `beat'', `bite'', `boat'', `boot'')
  7. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
  8. planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
  9. (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
  10. involving substantial risk; "long odds"
  11. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
  12. of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
  13. 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 bed
  14. for an extended distance
Similar Words: hanker, yearn, farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, longsighted, tenacious

 

Hyponyms: ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish

 

Attributes: length, duration

 

Derivational Morphology: longer, thirster, yearner, longing, yearning, hankering, yen

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: dëshiron and gjatë   Armenian: երկար  
Catalan: enyorar and llarg   Chinese: and 渴望  
Croatian: dug and čeznuti   Danish: lang and længes  
Dutch: lang and verlangen   Esperanto: deziri and longa  
Finnish: ikävöidä and pitkä   French: aspirer and long  
German: (sich) sehnen and lang   Hebrew: ארוך  
Hindi: लम्बा   Hungarian: hosszú and vágyik  
Icelandic: þrá and langur   Ido: longa  
Irish: fada   Italian: bramare and lungo  
Japanese: 長い   Korean: (1) 길다 and 바라다  
Kurdish: bêrî and dirêj   Latin: longus  
Lithuanian: ilgas   Malay: panjang  
Persian: بلند   Polish: długi and pragnąć  
Portuguese: ansiar and longo   Romanian: dori and lung  
Russian: длинный   Slovak: dlhý and túžiť  
Slovene: dolg   Spanish: desear and largo  
Swedish: längta and lång   Telugu: పొడవైన  
 
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