- 1Moving in a constant direction on (a path or any more or less horizontal surface): soon we were driving along a narrow road he saw Gary run along the top of the wall [as adverb]: she sailed along 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 metaphorically to refer to the passage of time or the making of progress: they can be helped along the road to modernity we passed along snatches of information you’ll pick up some valuable tips along the way [as adverb]: they asked how the construction was coming alongMore example sentences
on, at a point on, in the course of
- 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.
- 2Extending in a more or less horizontal line on: cars were parked along the grass border the path along the cliff hotels are springing up all along the coastMore 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.
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- 1In or into company with others: he had brought along a friend of his I went along to see RayMore example sentences
as company, with one, to accompany one, as a partner
- 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.
- 1.1At hand; with one: take along a camcorder when you visitMore example sentences
- For emergency preparedness, take along a survival kit of supplies.
- We took along a laptop computer and a digital camera to provide updates of each day's progress.
- • informal or • dialect Around about (a specified time or date): he generally leaves there along about daylightMore example sentences
- That was along about maybe 2001, and I'd come to the Senate, been there for about five or six months.
- When Sedgwick left, along about midnight, Patterson and John Owens remained, and I finally got to bed a little after two o'clock.
- They do, however, need help along about now so I would suggest a very light application of a controlled release fertiliser.
along of • archaic or • dialect
along the lines (of)
- In conformity with: a highway patrol organized along the lines of the New Jersey State PoliceMore example sentences
- Community Beat Managers offer a different style of policing, along the lines of the old style community bobby.
- We need to be willing to engage in national exercises for disaster contingency, along the lines of the office fire drill.
- Anyway, the text said something along the lines of ‘send me an email, it will be easier’.
- 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 soon a chance like this doesn’t come along every dayMore 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; related to long1.