preposition & adverb
- 1Moving in a constant direction on (a more or less horizontal surface): [as preposition]: soon we were driving along a narrow road he saw Gray run along the top of the wall [as adverb]: we continued to plod alongMore example sentences
- The oxen continued to plod along the dusty prairie.
- Instead we found ourselves trundling everywhere in a clapped-out truck along roads with challenging surfaces.
- Further on, ignore some steps to the left and continue along the top of the gorge.
- 1.1Used to refer to the passage of time or the making of progress: [as preposition]: you’ll pick up some valuable tips along the way [as adverb]: they asked how the construction was coming alongMore example sentences
- I was hesitant about passing along this information for two reasons.
- Her plan puts the onus on landlords to collect the information and pass it along to the city every time a new tenant moves in.
- I know that the quality of the food is not her area, but I asked her to pass the information along for me.
- 2 [preposition] Extending in a more or less horizontal line on: cars were parked along the grass verge the path along the cliffMore example sentences
- They line the grass verge along the roadside, proudly displaying flags and banners.
- In severe years the sea ice extends along the north coast, and in extremely severe years it reaches the south coast.
- The wall was eventually extended along the border between East and West Germany.
- 3 [adverb] In or into company with others: he had brought along a friend of hisMore example sentences
- At school and after Eric was a great sprinter and he brought along his old vest from his days with the Town Athletic Club.
- So if you plan to take your pet along for the trip this summer, heres what you should keep in mind before heading out.
- Naturally she went along to see who it was, and it turned out to be a cousin of mine.
- In company with or at the same time as: I was chosen, along with twelve other artistsMore example sentences
- A hole five metres by four and two metres deep had been dug, along with trenches on either side.
- Volunteers will be given a free compost bin along with a small kitchen collection bin.
- There were two supermarket trolleys in the pond along with plastic bags and litter.
be (or come) along
- Arrive: she’ll be along soonMore example sentences
- He'd be along soon and I knew he'd love to see them up close.
- Another health scare will doubtless be along soon.
- Oh, they are sure to be along one day soon - aren't they?
Old English andlang, of West Germanic origin; related to long1.