- owing to; because of: We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
- in company with: You come along of me to the store.
Origin of along
Related Words for all alongamid, as, meanwhile, mid, midst, over, pending, throughout, until, when, while
Word Origin 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."
From the start, throughout, from end to end, as in I've known he was innocent all along. [c. 1600] Also see all along the line.
In addition to the idioms beginning with along
- along for the ride
- along in years
- alongside of
- along the lines of
- along with
- all along
- all along the line
- be along
- come along
- follow along
- get along
go alongplay alongrun along string along.