- through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf.
- during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat.
- in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.
- by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction: He ran along beside me.
- with a progressive motion; onward: The police ordered the line to move along.
- (of time) some way on: along toward evening.
- in company; in agreement (usually followed by with): I'll go along with you. He planned the project along with his associates.
- as a companion; with one: She took her brother along.
- from one person or place to another: The order was passed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
- at or to an advanced place or state: Work on the new ship is quite far along.
- as an accompanying item; on hand: Bring along your umbrella.
- along of, Chiefly Southern U.S. and British Dialect.
- owing to; because of: We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
- in company with: You come along of me to the store.
- get along. get1(def 36).
- all along, all the time; throughout: I knew all along that it was a lie.
- be along, Informal. to arrive at a place; come: They should be along soon.
Origin of along
Examples from the Web for along
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical
January 9, 2015
Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
Along with a spreadsheet logging weapons purchases and other expenses, investigators found two documents.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”Political Memes That Absolutely Must Die in 2015
January 1, 2015
Tell Aunt Cornelia, please, that I shall be along in just a moment.
I can get along for a few hours, and then I'll have a doctor look at it.Brave and Bold
Along the edge of the green pines and spruce were lavender asters.
One of our horses is very lame, and we have a little trouble in getting him along.
Got on the track just before dark and followed it along a few miles.
- over or for the length of, esp in a more or less horizontal planealong the road
- continuing over the length of some specified thing
- in accompaniment; together with some specified person or peoplehe says he'd like to come along
- forwardthe horse trotted along at a steady pace
- to a more advanced statehe got the work moving along
- along with accompanying; together withconsider the advantages along with the disadvantages
Word Origin and History for along
Old English andlang "entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of," from and- "opposite, against" (from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, from PIE *anti "against," locative singular of *ant- "front, forehead;" see ante) + lang "long" (see long (adj.)). Sense extended to "through the whole length of."