Associations to the word «Long»


LONG, adjective. Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point (usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below).
LONG, adjective. Having great duration.
LONG, adjective. Seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
LONG, adjective. (British) (dialect) Not short; tall.
LONG, adjective. (finance) Possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities or other financial instruments with the aim of benefiting of the expected rise in their value.
LONG, adjective. (cricket) Of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position).
LONG, adjective. (tennis) (of a ball or a shot) That land beyond the baseline (and therefore is out).
LONG, adjective. (obsolete) Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
LONG, adverb. Over a great distance in space.
LONG, adverb. For a particular duration.
LONG, adverb. For a long duration.
LONG, noun. (linguistics) A long vowel.
LONG, noun. (programming) A long integer variable, twice the size of an int, two or four times the size of a short, and half of a long long.
LONG, noun. (finance) An entity with a long position in an asset.
LONG, noun. (music) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
LONG, verb. (transitive) (finance) To take a long position in.
LONG, verb. (intransitive) To await, to aspire, to desire greatly (something to occur or to be true)
LONG, adjective. (archaic) On account of, because of.
LONG, verb. (archaic) To be appropriate to, to pertain or belong to.
LONG, noun. Longitude
LONG, proper noun. A surname​. Originally a nickname for a tall man.
LONG AGO, adverb. At a time in the past, especially the distant past.
LONG ARM, noun. A pole tool used for handling things too far away to reach.
LONG ARM, noun. (idiomatic) Influence, far-reaching power.
LONG ARM, noun. A gun with a long barrel, such as a rifle or shotgun.
LONG ARM OF THE LAW, noun. (idiomatic) (almost always preceded by the) The influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.
LONG ARM STATUTE, noun. (legal) (US) In the law of civil procedure, a statute which establishes the activities by a potential defendant which will give the courts of a state personal jurisdiction over that defendant.
LONG ARM STATUTES, noun. Plural of long arm statute
LONG ARMS, noun. Plural of long arm
LONG ARMS, noun. (slang) (UK) An individual who intends to steal or borrow things without asking.
LONG AS MY ARM, adjective. (simile) Very long.
LONG BALL, noun. (football) A kick in which the ball is kicked over the heads of other players into an empty space, into which an attacker is moving.
LONG BALL, noun. (baseball) home run
LONG BALL, noun. (basketball) three-point shot
LONG BALLOT, noun. A ballot that lists all candidates, for all positions, from all political parties, available to a specific voting district.
LONG BALLOTS, noun. Plural of long ballot
LONG BALLS, noun. Plural of long ball
LONG BEACH, proper noun. A city near Los Angeles, California
LONG BLACK, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) A regular-sized cup of espresso coffee without milk, being a diluted version of a short black.
LONG BONE, noun. (anatomy) Any of the relatively slender bones of the upper and lower extremities.
LONG BONES, noun. Plural of long bone
LONG CLOTHES, noun. (historical) clothes worn by a young infant, extending below the feet
LONG CORNER, noun. (field hockey) A free hit taken from by the opposing team's corner flag, after the defending team has hit the ball behind the back line.
LONG CORNER, noun. (soccer) A corner kick played directly into the goal area, as opposed to a short corner.
LONG CORNERS, noun. Plural of long corner
LONG DIVISION, noun. (mathematics) A procedure for dividing multidigit numbers, breaking down the division into a series of easier steps.
LONG DOZEN, noun. Thirteen
LONG DOZENS, noun. Plural of long dozen
LONG DRINK, noun. (idiomatic) A relatively weak (low alcoholic content per volume) and voluminous mixed drink, typically containing lots of ice and mixer.
LONG DRINK OF WATER, noun. (US) (Scottish) (slang) A tall person.
LONG DRINKS, noun. Plural of long drink
LONG DROP, noun. (NZ) An outdoor non-flush toilet with a long shaft dug into the ground underneath to collect waste.
LONG DRUM, noun. (musical instrument) A musical instrument characterized by extreme length, typically made out of an entire hollow tree trunk.
LONG DRUMS, noun. Plural of long drum
LONG EXACT SEQUENCE, noun. An exact sequence with countably infinitely many terms.
LONG EXACT SEQUENCES, noun. Plural of long exact sequence
LONG FACE, noun. An expression of sadness and disappointment or gloom.
LONG FACES, noun. Plural of long face
LONG FINGER, noun. Middle finger
LONG FINGER, noun. (idiomatic) (Ireland) A state of postponement or procrastination.
LONG FINGER, noun. (idiomatic) (Ireland) hire purchase or credit.
LONG FOR, verb. (transitive) To have a desire for; to yearn for; to crave for
LONG FOR, verb. (transitive) To miss someone
LONG GAME, noun. (idiom) A long-term strategy or endeavor.
LONG GAME, noun. (American football) The aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.
LONG GAME, noun. (golf) The portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.
LONG GRAY LINE, noun. (informal) (US) The cadets of the United States Military Academy.
LONG GREEN, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) (often preceded by some or the) Money, especially in the form of cash.
LONG GROSS, noun. Thirteen dozens - 156 (historical).
LONG GUN, noun. A firearm, such as a shotgun or rifle, which is fired while braced against the shoulder.
LONG HAIR, noun. Alternative form of longhair
LONG HAIR SEDGE, noun. Carex crinita, native to eastern North America.
LONG HAUL, adjective. (usually hyphenated) Travelling a long distance.
LONG HAUL, noun. (idiomatic) A long time; the long term; an extended period.
LONG HAUL, noun. A long distance
LONG HAULS, noun. Plural of long haul
LONG HOP, noun. (cricket) a relatively slow ball that bounces short of the batsman and is thus relatively easy to hit
LONG HOPS, noun. Plural of long hop
LONG HUNDRED, noun. (historical) One hundred and twenty (120), 12 x 10.
LONG HUNDREDS, noun. Plural of long hundred
LONG IN THE TOOTH, adjective. (idiomatic) Old, aged.
LONG ISLAND, proper noun. An island in New York.
LONG ISLAND ICED TEA, noun. A cocktail made with iced tea, vodka, gin rum and other ingredients.
LONG JOHNS, noun. (US) Full-length undergarments worn to keep wearer warm in cold weather.
LONG JOHNS, noun. (US) A full-length undergarment worn on the bottom half of the body to keep wearer warm in cold weather.
LONG JUMP, noun. An athletics field event where one has jump as far as possible, after taking a run-up.
LONG JUMPER, noun. An athlete who competes in the long jump
LONG JUMPERS, noun. Plural of long jumper
LONG LEGS, noun. (Africa) influence, far-reaching power
LONG LENS, noun. (photography) (informal) A telephoto lens.
LONG LINE, proper noun. (mathematics) A particular topological space, constructed by stringing together an uncountable number of intervals, which is "longer" than the real line.
LONG LIVE, verb. May he, she or it live for a long time; may it prosper.
LONG LONG, noun. (computing) (programming) A kind of integer variable, allowing a greater range of possible values than a long.
LONG LOST, adjective. Alternative spelling of long-lost (Something missing for a protracted length of time)
LONG MEMORY, noun. The ability to remember events that happened a long time ago.
LONG MEMORY, noun. The habit of holding onto a grudge for a long period of time.
LONG METER, noun. A quatrain of an iambic pentameter having rhyme in the second and fourth lines
LONG METERS, noun. Plural of long meter
LONG OFF, noun. (cricket) a fielding position on the off side, about 70° forward of square, designed to prevent runs from drives or to catch lofted drives
LONG OFFS, noun. Plural of long off
LONG ON, noun. (cricket) a fielding position on the leg side, about 70° forward of square, designed to prevent runs from drives or to catch lofted drives
LONG ONS, noun. Plural of long on
LONG PADDOCK, noun. (Australia) (colloquial) The grass verge of a public road, used as a source of pasture for cattle, sheep, etc, in times of drought; the stock route to market.
LONG PEPPER, noun. The flowering vine Piper longum in the genus Piper (pepper) of family Piperaceae, cultivated for its characteristically long fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.
LONG PIG, noun. Human flesh used by cannibals of the Pacific as meat.
LONG PORK, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Human flesh.
LONG PRICE, noun. Full retail price
LONG PRIMER, noun. (printing) (dated) The size of type between bourgeois and small pica, standardized as 10-point.
LONG PROFILE, noun. A curve showing the vertical profile of a river from its head to mouth
LONG PURPLES, noun. The early-purple orchid, Orchis mascula.
LONG QT SYNDROME, noun. (medicine) a heart disease in which there is an abnormally long delay between the electrical excitation (or depolarization) and relaxation (repolarization) of the ventricles of the heart.
LONG RANGER, noun. (linguistics) A historical linguist engaged in search of long-range relationships among already established language families by comparing proto-languages.
LONG RANGERS, noun. Plural of long ranger
LONG ROAD TO HOE, noun. Misconstruction of long row to hoe
LONG ROW TO HOE, noun. (idiomatic) A difficult, arduous task or set of tasks; a lengthy, demanding project.
LONG RUN, noun. (idiomatic) An extended period of time.
LONG RUN FOR A SHORT SLIDE, noun. A large expenditure of effort for a modest benefit.
LONG S, noun. The ſ character, as distinct from the short s — the s character.
LONG SCALE, noun. A system of numeric names in which every new term greater than million is 1,000,000 times the previous term. (i.e., a billion is a million million.)
LONG SCREWDRIVER, noun. (idiomatic) Interference (usually in military matters) by politicians.
LONG SCREWDRIVERS, noun. Plural of long screwdriver
LONG SERVICE LEAVE, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) An additional employee vacation payable after long periods of service with an employer.
LONG SHOT, noun. (idiomatic) (nautical) Something unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.
LONG SHOT, noun. (film) A master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.
LONG SHOTS, noun. Plural of long shot
LONG SIGHT, noun. Longsightedness
LONG SINCE, adverb. (idiomatic) Long ago; in the (distant) past.
LONG SPINE BOARD, noun. Alternative term for spine board
LONG STOP, noun. (cricket) A fielding position, now confined to the amateur game, behind the wicket-keeper (so as to retrieve balls that the wicket-keeper misses); a fielder in this position
LONG STOPS, noun. Plural of long stop
LONG STOREY SHORT, adverb. Misspelling of long story short.
LONG STORY SHORT, adverb. (idiomatic) Introducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.
LONG SWEETENING, noun. (Southern US) (Midland US) A viscous, syrupy sweetener, generally molasses, but sometimes table syrup.
LONG SWORD, noun. Alternative spelling of longsword
LONG SWORDS, noun. Plural of long sword
LONG TAIL, noun. (mathematics) (probability) Used other than as an idiom: see The tail of a distribution that represents the rare occurrence of extreme values..
LONG TAIL, noun. (marketing) Sales made for less usual goods within a very large choice, which can return a profit through reduced marketing and distribution costs.
LONG TAILS, noun. Plural of long tail
LONG TERM, adjective. Alternative spelling of long-term
LONG TERM EVOLUTION, proper noun. (communication) (mobile) A standard marketed as 4G LTE for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.
LONG THOUSAND, noun. One thousand and two hundred - 1200 (historical).
LONG THOUSANDS, noun. Plural of long thousand
LONG THROW, noun. (soccer) A long throw-in into the goal area.
LONG TIME, interjection. (idiomatic) Used as part of greeting of two people who have not been in contact for a long time.
LONG TIME NO HEAR, interjection. (idiomatic) I haven't heard from you for a long time.
LONG TIME NO SEE, interjection. (idiomatic) I (or we) have not seen you for a long time.
LONG TOM, noun. (historical) Any of various early cannon and field guns.
LONG TOMS, noun. Plural of long Tom
LONG TON, noun. The Avoirdupois or Imperial ton of 2,240 pounds.
LONG VOWEL, noun. A vowel which is normally pronounced somewhat longer than other vowels (usually around 1½ to double length); represented in the IPA by the addition of a colon-like symbol, as, /aː/.
LONG VOWEL, noun. (English pronunciation) Any of the vowels or diphthongs resulting from the Great Vowel Shift's effect on Middle English's original long vowels, and best exhibited in the names of the vowel letters A, E, I, O, U. In American lexicography their pronunciation is indicated by a macron, as, ē.
LONG VOWELS, noun. Plural of long vowel
LONG WEEKEND, noun. A weekend extended by one or more days off falling on the days that surround it.
LONG WEEKENDS, noun. Plural of long weekend
LONG WHITE RADISH, noun. Alternative term for white radish
LONG WHITE RADISHES, noun. Plural of long white radish

Dictionary definition

LONG, verb. Desire strongly or persistently.
LONG, adverb. 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 bedtime".
LONG, adverb. For an extended distance.
LONG, adjective. 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 long".
LONG, adjective. 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".
LONG, adjective. Of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows".
LONG, adjective. Good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory".
LONG, adjective. Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold".
LONG, adjective. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long".
LONG, adjective. Involving substantial risk; "long odds".
LONG, adjective. Planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues".
LONG, adjective. Having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply".

Wise words

Actions speak louder than words.
Ancient Proverb