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long1 British & World English

Measuring a great distance from end to end

long2 British & World English

Have a strong wish or desire

-long British & World English

(Added to nouns) for the duration of

long1 English Thesaurus

a tall girl with long brown hair

long2 English Thesaurus

all through the exams I longed for the holidays

Long, Huey Pierce British & World English

(1893–1935) US politician; known as the Kingfish. A Democrat, he served as governor of Louisiana 1928–31 and as a US senator 1932–35 and was known as a dictatorial demagogue with politically radical ideas, most notably his “Share the Wealth” program. Not long after he announced his plans to run for the US presidency, he was assassinated

Long, Stephen Harriman British & World English

(1784–1864), US Army officer and explorer. His expeditions included the upper Mississippi in 1817 and the Rocky Mountain region in 1820. Longs Peak in Colorado is named for him

long in hanker English Thesaurus

she still hankered to go back

long in long2 English Thesaurus

all through the exams I longed for the holidays

long in pine English Thesaurus

she thinks I am pining away from love

long in yearn English Thesaurus

she yearned to be with him

long s British & World English

An obsolete form of lower-case s, written or printed as ſ. It was used in initial and medial but not final position in a word, and was generally abandoned in English-language printing shortly before 1800

long s New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

obsolete form of lower-case s, written or printed as ſ, italic ſ; not used in final position

be long British & World English

Take a long time to happen or arrive

long on British & World English

A fielding position far behind the bowler and towards the on side

so long British & World English

Goodbye till we meet again

age-long British & World English

Having existed for a very long time

day-long British & World English

Lasting a whole day

hour-long British & World English

Lasting for one hour

long ago British & World English

In the distant past

long-ago British & World English

Existing in or relating to a time in the distant past

long ball British & World English

(In sport) a ball that is hit, kicked, or thrown a long way

long-day British & World English

(Of a plant) needing a long period of light each day to initiate flowering, which therefore happens naturally as the days lengthen in the spring

long face British & World English

An unhappy or disappointed expression

long haul British & World English

A long distance (in reference to the transport of goods or passengers)

long hop British & World English

A short-pitched, easily hit ball

long jump British & World English

An athletic event in which competitors jump as far as possible along the ground in one leap

long leg British & World English

A fielding position far behind the batsman on the leg side

long lens British & World English

A lens with a long focal length, especially as a camera attachment for taking photographs from a great distance

long-life British & World English

(Of food) treated so as to stay fresh for longer than usual

long-lost British & World English

Lost or absent for a long time

long mark British & World English

Informal term for macron.

long off British & World English

A fielding position far behind the bowler and towards the off side

long pig British & World English

A translation of a term formerly used in some Pacific islands for human flesh as food

long shot British & World English

An attempt or guess that has only the slightest chance of succeeding or being accurate

long-stay British & World English

Denoting or relating to people staying somewhere for a long time

long suit British & World English

(In bridge or whist) a holding of several cards of one suit in a hand, typically 5 or more out of the 13

long tail British & World English

(In retail and marketing) used to refer to the large number of products that sell in small quantities, as contrasted with the small number of best-selling products

long-term British & World English

Occurring over or relating to a long period of time

long-time British & World English

(Especially of a person) having had a specified role or identity for a long time

long tom British & World English

A large cannon with a long range

long wave British & World English

A radio wave of a wavelength above one kilometre (and a frequency below 300 kHz)

week-long British & World English

Lasting for a week

year-long British & World English

Lasting for or throughout a year


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