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along

[ uh-lawng, uh-long ]
/ əˈlɔŋ, əˈlɒŋ /
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preposition

adverb

Verb Phrases

get along. get1 (def. 36).

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Idioms for along

    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

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English andlang, equivalent to and- (cognate with Old Saxon, Old Norse and-, Gothic and(a)-, Old High German ant-; akin to Greek antí- and Latin ante-, prefix with the original sense “opposite, facing”) + lang ; see origin at long1.Cf. answer
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British Dictionary definitions for along

along
/ (əˈlɒŋ) /

preposition

over or for the length of, esp in a more or less horizontal planealong the road

adverb

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
Old English andlang, from and- against + lang long 1; compare Old Frisian andlinga, Old Saxon antlang
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Idioms and Phrases with along

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