- 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 along withbetter, also, over, too, further, again, likewise, still, more, longer, second, besides, plus, with, additionally, beyond, furthermore, moreover, withal, else
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 association with, as in For his second birthday we sent him a fireman's hat, along with some books, or The audience was invited to sing along with the star. [Early 1700s]
In conjunction with, as in Along with what I told you before, that's the whole story of what happened. [Early 1800s] For a synonym, see together with; also see go along, def. 2 and 3.
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.