- 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
Related Wordsforward, onward, also, simultaneously, too, on, forth, accompanying, additionally, besides, furthermore, likewise, moreover, with, adjacent, at, by
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."
Idioms and Phrases with along
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.