long

1
[ lawng, long ]
/ lɔŋ, lɒŋ /

adjective, long·er [lawng-ger, long-], /ˈlɔŋ gər, ˈlɒŋ-/, long·est [lawng-gist, long-]. /ˈlɔŋ gɪst, ˈlɒŋ-/.

noun

adverb

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Idioms for long

Origin of long

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English adjective longe, Old English lang, long; cognate with Dutch, German lang, Old Norse langr, Gothic langs, Latin longus; noun, adverb, derivative of the adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM long

longly, adverblongness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH long

long , longe, lounge, lunge.

Definition for long (2 of 5)

long2
[ lawng, long ]
/ lɔŋ, lɒŋ /

verb (used without object)

to have an earnest or strong desire or craving; yearn: to long for spring;to long to return home.

Origin of long

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English longen, Old English langian “grow longer, yearn after, summon”; see long1

synonym study for long

See yearn.

Definition for long (3 of 5)

long3
[ lawng, long ]
/ lɔŋ, lɒŋ /

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to be suitable or fitting.
Obsolete. to be the possession; belong.

Origin of long

3
First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English longen “to be suitable, fitting, or proper,” derivative of long “attributable (to), dependent (on),” Old English gelang “belonging (to), dependent (on)”; see origin at belong, along

Definition for long (4 of 5)

Long
[ lawng, long ]
/ lɔŋ, lɒŋ /

noun

Crawford Wil·liam·son [wil-yuhm-suhn], /ˈwɪl yəm sən/, 1815–78, U.S. surgeon.
Hu·ey Pierce [hyoo-ee], /ˈhyu i/, 1893–1935, U.S. politician: governor of Louisiana 1928–31; U.S. senator 1931–35.
Russell B(il·liu) [bil-yoo], /ˈbɪl yu/, 1918–2003, U.S. lawyer and politician: U.S. senator 1948–87 (son of Huey Long).
Stephen Harriman, 1784–1864, U.S. army officer and explorer.

Definition for long (5 of 5)

long.

longitude.
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British Dictionary definitions for long (1 of 6)

long1
/ (lɒŋ) /

adjective

adverb

noun

See also longs

Word Origin for long

Old English lang; related to Old High German lang, Old Norse langr, Latin longus

British Dictionary definitions for long (2 of 6)

long2
/ (lɒŋ) /

verb

(intr; foll by for or an infinitive) to have a strong desire

Word Origin for long

Old English langian; related to long 1

British Dictionary definitions for long (3 of 6)

long3
/ (lɒŋ) /

verb

(intr) archaic to belong, appertain, or be appropriate

Word Origin for long

Old English langian to belong, from gelang at hand, belonging to; compare along

British Dictionary definitions for long (4 of 6)

long4

abbreviation for

longitude

British Dictionary definitions for long (5 of 6)

Long
/ (lɒŋ) /

noun

Crawford Williamson. 1815–78, US surgeon. He was the first to use ether as an anaesthetic

British Dictionary definitions for long (6 of 6)

long-

adverb

(in combination) for or lasting a long timelong-awaited; long-established; long-lasting
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Medical definitions for long

Long
[ lông ]
Crawford Williamson 1815-1878

American surgeon and pioneer anesthetist who was among the first (1842) to use ether as an anesthetic.
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Idioms and Phrases with long

long

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