- 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 alongforward, onward, also, simultaneously, too, on, forth, accompanying, additionally, besides, furthermore, likewise, moreover, with, adjacent, at, by
Examples from the Web for along
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of along
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.
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."
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.