- owing to; because of: We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
- in company with: You come along of me to the store.
British Dictionary definitions for be along
Word Origin for along
Word Origin and History for be 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 be along (1 of 2)
Will come, will arrive, as in John said he'd be along in a few minutes, or The doctor's report will be along by the end of the week. This phrase always indicates a future event. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with be along (2 of 2)
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.