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[lawng, long]
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noun
  1. Crawford Wil·liam·son [wil-yuh m-suh n] /ˈwɪl yəm sən/, 1815–78, U.S. surgeon.
  2. Hu·ey Pierce [hyoo-ee] /ˈhyu i/, 1893–1935, U.S. politician: governor of Louisiana 1928–31; U.S. senator 1931–35.
  3. Russell B(il·liu) [bil-yoo] /ˈbɪl yu/, 1918–2003, U.S. lawyer and politician: U.S. senator 1948–87 (son of Huey Long).
  4. Stephen Harriman,1784–1864, U.S. army officer and explorer.
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British Dictionary definitions for huey long

Long

noun
  1. Crawford Williamson. 1815–78, US surgeon. He was the first to use ether as an anaesthetic

long1

adjective
  1. having relatively great extent in space on a horizontal plane
  2. having relatively great duration in time
    1. (postpositive)of a specified number of units in extent or durationthree hours long
    2. (in combination)a two-foot-long line
  3. having or consisting of a relatively large number of items or partsa long list
  4. having greater than the average or expected rangea long memory
  5. being the longer or longest of alternativesthe long way to the bank
  6. having more than the average or usual quantity, extent, or durationa long match
  7. seeming to occupy a greater time than is really soshe spent a long afternoon waiting in the departure lounge
  8. intense or thorough (esp in the phrase a long look)
  9. (of drinks) containing a large quantity of nonalcoholic beverage
  10. (of a garment) reaching to the wearer's ankles
  11. informal (foll by on) plentifully supplied or endowed (with)long on good ideas
  12. phonetics (of a speech sound, esp a vowel)
    1. of relatively considerable duration
    2. classified as long, as distinguished from the quality of other vowels
    3. (in popular usage) denoting the qualities of the five English vowels in such words as mate, mete, mite, moat, moot, and mute
  13. from end to end; lengthwise
  14. unlikely to win, happen, succeed, etca long chance
  15. prosody
    1. denoting a vowel of relatively great duration or (esp in classical verse) followed by more than one consonant
    2. denoting a syllable containing such a vowel
    3. (in verse that is not quantitative) carrying the emphasis or ictus
  16. finance having or characterized by large holdings of securities or commodities in anticipation of rising pricesa long position
  17. cricket (of a fielding position) near the boundarylong leg
  18. informal (of people) tall and slender
  19. in the long run See run (def. 82)
  20. long in the tooth informal old or ageing
adverb
  1. for a certain time or periodhow long will it last?
  2. for or during an extensive period of timelong into the next year
  3. at a distant time; quite a bit of timelong before I met you; long ago
  4. finance into a position with more security or commodity holdings than are required by sale contracts and therefore dependent on rising prices for profitto go long
  5. as long as or so long as
    1. for or during just the length of time that
    2. inasmuch as; since
    3. provided that; if
  6. no longer not any more; formerly but not now
noun
  1. a long time (esp in the phrase for long)
  2. a relatively long thing, such as a signal in Morse code
  3. a clothing size for tall people, esp in trousers
  4. phonetics a long vowel or syllable
  5. finance a person with large holdings of a security or commodity in expectation of a rise in its price; bull
  6. music a note common in medieval music but now obsolete, having the time value of two breves
  7. before long soon
  8. the long and the short of it the essential points or facts
See also longs

Word Origin

Old English lang; related to Old High German lang, Old Norse langr, Latin longus

long2

verb
  1. (intr; foll by for or an infinitive) to have a strong desire

Word Origin

Old English langian; related to long 1

long3

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to belong, appertain, or be appropriate

Word Origin

Old English langian to belong, from gelang at hand, belonging to; compare along

long4

abbreviation for
  1. longitude
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Word Origin and History for huey long

long

adj.

"that extends considerably from end to end," Old English lang "long," from Proto-Germanic *langgaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon lang, Old High German and German lang, Old Norse langr, Middle Dutch lanc, Dutch lang, Gothic laggs "long").

The Germanic words are perhaps from PIE *dlonghos- (cf. Latin longus, Old Persian darga-, Persian dirang, Sanskrit dirghah, Greek dolikhos "long," Greek endelekhes "perpetual," Latin indulgere "to indulge"), from root *del- "long."

The adverb is from Old English lange, longe, from the adjective. No longer "not as formerly" is from c.1300; to be not long for this world "soon to die" is from 1714.

The word illustrates the Old English tendency for short "a" to become short "o" before -n- (also retained in bond/band and West Midlands dialectal lond from land and hond from hand).

Long vowels (c.1000) originally were pronounced for an extended time. Sporting long ball is from 1744, originally in cricket. Long jump as a sporting event is attested from 1864. A ship's long-boat so called from 1510s. Long knives, name Native Americans gave to white settlers (originally in Virginia/Kentucky) is from 1774. Long in the tooth (1841 of persons) is from horses showing age by recession of gums. Long time no see, imitative of American Indian speech, is first recorded 1900. To be long on something, "have a lot" of it, is from 1900, American English slang.

long

v.

Old English langian "to yearn after, grieve for," literally "to grow long, lengthen," from Proto-Germanic *langojanan (see long (adj.)). Cognate with Old Norse langa, Old Saxon langon, Middle Dutch langhen, Old High German langen "to long," German verlangen "to desire." Related: Longed; longing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

huey long in Medicine

Long

(lông)
  1. American surgeon and pioneer anesthetist who was among the first (1842) to use ether as an anesthetic.
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Idioms and Phrases with huey long

long

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