Share this entry
British English: /əˈlɒŋ/
American English: /əˈlɔŋ/
, /əˈlɑŋ/
When along is used as a preposition meaning all along, it can usually be translated by lungo: there were trees along the road = c'erano degli alberi lungo la strada. - Along is often used after verbs of movement. If the addition of along does not change the meaning of the verb, along will not be translated: as he walked along = camminando/mentre camminava; “move along”, the policeman said = “circolare”, disse il poliziotto. - However, the addition of along often produces a completely new meaning. This is the case in expressions like the project is coming along, how are they getting along?: for translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( come, get etc.).


  • 1to push, pull something along to be walking, running along she'll be along shortly you go in, I'll be along in a second
    tu entra, io ti raggiungo tra un attimo
    they're no further along in their research
    non hanno fatto progressi nella loro ricerca
    there'll be another bus along in half an hour
    passerà un altro autobus tra mezz'ora

preposition alongside

  • 1 (all along) the houses along the riverbank along (the side of) the path, the motorway
    lungo il sentiero, l'autostrada
    to run along the beach (path, railway, fence, cable)
    correre lungo la spiaggia
    there were chairs along the wall
    c'erano delle sedie lungo il muro
    all along the canal
    lungo tutto il canale
    all along
    fin dall'inizio o (da) sempre
    they knew it all along
  • 2 (the length of)to walk along the beach, along the road
    camminare lungo la spiaggia, la strada
    to look along the shelves
    cercare sugli scaffali
  • 3 (at a point along)to stop somewhere along the motorway
    fermarsi da qualche parte sull'autostrada
    halfway along the corridor on the right
    a metà corridoio a destra
    halfway along the path somewhere along the way
    da qualche parte lungo la strada
    a un certo punto
Definition of along in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources