[lawng-ruhn, long-]


happening or presented over a long period of time or having a long course of performances: a long-run hit play.

Nearby words

  1. long-neck clam,
  2. long-off,
  3. long-on,
  4. long-playing,
  5. long-range,
  6. long-running,
  7. long-sighted,
  8. long-standing,
  9. long-stemmed,
  10. long-sufferance

Origin of long-run

First recorded in 1900–05

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Word Origin and History for long run

long run


also long-run, "ultimate outcome," 1620s, from long (adj.) + run (n.), on notion of "when events have run their course." As an adjective from 1804.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper