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Long

Long appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
    All day long he fits and tucks,
    all day long he tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits.
    Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
  • Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    All day long she sits and shines,
    all day long she shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits.
    Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    (sung by Ian Mackintosh)
  • To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
    And awaiting the sensation
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    (by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado)

Long appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jack typed requisitions for white moving boxes (long size). (48 letters)
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Long appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Here so long? No loser, eh?
  • Desserts I desire not, so long no lost one rise distressed.
  • "To fly free, no ipecac is outrivaled", Omani rastas tell, "O ho-clad evil gnoll, long-lived alcohol lets a tsarina model a virtuosic ace pioneer fylfot."
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Usage statistics for the adjective long:

spoken English51.19%written English48.81% conversational speech50.73%task-oriented speech49.27% imaginative writing61.57%informational writing38.43%
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Long is sometimes a misspelling of wrong or Lone.

The word long is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective long

What does long mean as an attribute of a noun?

Long is the 8th most common adjective in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: longer | longest

  1. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
  2. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
  3. of relatively great height
    • examples: a race of long gaunt men | looked out the long French windows
    • similar: tall
  4. good at remembering
  5. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
    • examples: is long on coffee | a long position in gold
    • domain: finance
    • antonym: short
  6. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
    • example: the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long
    • domain: phonetics
    • antonym: short
  7. involving substantial risk
  8. planning prudently for the future
  9. having or being more than normal or necessary
    • examples: long on brains | in long supply
    • similar: abundant

Alternative definition of the adjective long

adjective

  1. Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point [usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below].
  2. Having great duration.
  3. [British, dialect] Not short; tall.
  4. [finance] possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities, or financial instruments with prices positively correlated with them.
  5. [cricket] of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position)

Specialised definition of the adjective long

Glossary of sports / tennis

if a shot is long, it bounces outside the court (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

descriptive of a shot that is out because it hits the court beyond the opponent's baseline

Definition of the adverb long

What does long mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. for an extended time or at a distant time
    • examples: a promotion long overdue | something long hoped for | his name has long been forgotten | talked all night long | how long will you be gone? | arrived long before he was expected | it is long after your bedtime
  2. for an extended distance

Alternative definition of the adverb long

adverb

  1. Over a great distance in space.
  2. For a particular duration.
  3. For a long duration.

Definition of the noun long

What does long mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: longs

  1. [linguistics] A long vowel.
  2. [programming] A long integer variable, twice the size of an int and half of a long long. A long is typically 64 bits in a 32-bit environment.
  3. [finance] An entity with a long position in an asset.

Definition of the verb long

What does long mean as a doing word?

Long is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: longed | longing | longs

  1. desire strongly or persistently
    • example: They long to move
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]John oft hankered to move up the corporate ladder
      [Experiencer] [Verb] for [Theme]Danny longs for a sunny day

      Verbs of Desire (with the same syntax): ache, crave, fall, hanker, hope, hunger, itch, lust, pine, pray, thirst, wish, yearn.

    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of long: hanker / yearn
    • more generic words: desire / want = feel or have a desire for
    • more specific words: languish / yearn / ache / pine / yen = have a desire for something or someone who is not present

Places

  1. Long is a census-designated place in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 363 at the 2000 census.
  2. Long a.k.a. The Offshore Reefs Archeological District is a U.S. historic district east of Homestead, Florida. It is located across a 30 mile stretch along the eastern edge of the Biscayne National Park.

There are other places with in their name, like Long-Ta, Long Hòa, Long Man, Long Run, Long Tan, Long-run, Phú Long, Bình Long, Camp Long, Long Barn, Long Cove, Long Dien, Long Farm, Long Hill, Long Lake, Long Lane, Long Load, Long Mott, Long Pine and Long Pond.

People

  1. Long a.k.a. Long Mejia is an actor.
  2. Long was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played in one game for the Louisville Colonels on August 29, 1888.

There are other people with in their name, like Ali Long, Ann Long, Art Long, Asa Long, Aya Long, Ben Long, Bob Long, Bud Long, Dan Long, Dee Long and many others.

Characters

  1. Long: Hac Long is a fictional character from the 2009 film Clash.
  2. Long is a fictional character from the 2011 drama film Lost in Paradise.
  3. Long is a fictional character from the 2009 action Japanese film Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger.
  4. Long is a fictional character from the 2006 film Journey from the Fall.
  5. Long is a fictional character from the 2007 film Saigon Eclipse.
  6. Long is a fictional character from the 1936 film Man of the Frontier.
  7. Long is a fictional character from the 2004 short film Who's The Cat?.
  8. Long is the fictional character from the 1993 film Hoa quỳnh nở muộn.
  9. Long is a fictional character from the 2009 film Clash.
  10. Long is a fictional character from the 2004 film Breaking News.
  11. Long is a fictional character in the 2009 drama film The Legend Is Alive.
  12. Long is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Scent of Burning Grass.
  13. Long is a fictional character from the 2009 film White Lightnin'.
  14. Long is a fictional character from the 2001 film Cow.
  15. Long is a fictional character from the 2011 film Flower Buds.
  16. Long is a fictional character in a 2011 film Seeking Justice.
  17. Long is a fictional film character.
  18. Long is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like He Long, Li Long, Long-Ge, Ma Long, Art Long, Fei Long, Long Arm, Long Man, Long Tom, long-arm, Tom Long, Alex Long, Bill Long, Chen Long, Doug Long, Duen Long, Jack Long, Jake Long, Joan Long and Kong Long.

Miscellanea

  1. Long: In finance, a long position in a security, such as a stock or a bond, or equivalently to be long in a security, means the holder of the position owns the security and will profit if the price of the security goes up. Going long is the more conventional practice of investing and is contrasted with going short. An options investor goes long on the underlying instrument by buying call options or writing put options on it.
    • also known as 多头
  2. Long is a website.
  3. Long is a family name.

Phrases with Long

Phrases starting with the word Long:

  1. Long s
  2. Long on
  3. long ago
  4. Long Arm
  5. long fly
  6. long for
  7. Long gun
  8. Long hop
  9. Long Off
  10. Long Pig
  11. long run
  12. long tom
  13. long ton
  14. long-ago
  15. long-run

Phrases ending with the word Long:

  1. -LONG
  2. 'LONG
  3. so long
  4. How Long
  5. Not Long

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Long

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Google previewThe Business of Value Investing (2009)

Six Essential Elements to Buying Companies Like Warren Buffett by Sham M. Gad

(Being long means owning a stock; being short means selling a stock one does not own.) Instead of first buying the stock, an investor will go short, or sell the stock first. This is done by borrowing the shares from the broker. Myth: High- Growth ...

Google previewFinancial Markets for the Rest of Us (2001)

An Easy Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures, Stocks, Options, and Mutual Funds by Robert Vahid Hashemian

Being long means that you have purchased the contracts. When you sell futures contracts you are said to be short on the contracts. Being short means that you have sold the contracts. Regardless of your position, there comes a time when you ...

Google previewMuscle Exercises Encyclopedia (2012)

by Oscar Moran

supraspinatus, biceps brachii/biceps (long head). From approximately 90o, serratus anterior, trapezius, etc. • HORIZONTAL ABDUCTION . Deltoid (rear), etc. • ADDUCTION. Latissimus dorsi. Teres major/Greater teres, ...

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

long, 2-3 cm. wide. Flowers green and on axillary cymes; sepals 3 ; petals 1 0 , ...

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Usage statistics about long

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective long:

spoken English51.19%written English48.81% conversational speech50.73%task-oriented speech49.27% imaginative writing61.57%informational writing38.43%

Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective long and its most common antonym:

shortlong

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb long:

hankeryearnlong

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Quotes about Long

I wish him a long-life
Who idles with long johns.
He sees a long-range
The long-sighted and long-winded
Short looker-on
Search a loophole of this loose-leaf book of life. (Nimal Dunuhinga)
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Scrabble value of L1O1N1G2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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