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long

Definitions by Oxford


[lɒŋ], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- measuring a great distance from end to end
(e.g: a long corridor)

- lasting or taking a great amount of time
(e.g: a long and distinguished career)

- relatively great in extent
(e.g: write a long report)

- (of a vowel) categorized as long with regard to quality and length (e.g. in standard British English the vowel /uː/ in food is long as distinct from the short vowel /ʊ/ in good).

- (of odds or a chance) reflecting or representing a low level of probability
(e.g: winning against long odds)

- (of shares, bonds, or other assets) bought in advance, with the expectation of a rise in price.

- (of a drink) large and refreshing, and in which alcohol, if present, is not concentrated.

- well supplied with
(e.g: an industry that's long on ideas but short on cash)


Phrases:
- as long as
- be long
- in the long run
- long ago
- long in the tooth
- long time no see
- not long ago
- take the long view
- the long and the short of it

Origin:
Old English lang, long (adjective), lange, longe (adverb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German lang


[lɒŋ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a long period
(e.g: see you before long)

- a long sound such as a long signal in Morse code or a long vowel or syllable
(e.g: two longs and a short)

- long-dated securities, especially gilts.


Phrases:
- as long as
- be long
- in the long run
- long ago
- long in the tooth
- long time no see
- not long ago
- take the long view
- the long and the short of it

Origin:


[lɒŋ], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- for a long time
(e.g: we hadn't known them long)

- (with reference to the ball in sport) at, to, or over a great distance
(e.g: the Cambridge side played the ball long)


Phrases:
- as long as
- be long
- in the long run
- long ago
- long in the tooth
- long time no see
- not long ago
- take the long view
- the long and the short of it

Origin:


[lɒŋ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- have a strong wish or desire
(e.g: she longed for a little more excitement)


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English langian ‘grow long, prolong’, also ‘dwell in thought, yearn’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch langen ‘present, offer’ and German langen ‘reach, extend’







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