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Most common English words: himself « go « how « #119: long » am » way » even

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Old English lang (for adjective, nominal), lange (for adverb)

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Long (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Long

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  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).
    It's a long way from the Earth to the Moon.
  2. Having great duration.
    The pyramids of Egypt have been around for a long time.
  3. (finance) possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities, or financial instruments with prices positively correlated with them.
  4. Template:Cricket of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position)
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • Wide is usually used instead of long when referring to a horizontal dimension (left to right).
  • Tall or high are usually used insted of long when referring to positive vertical dimension (upwards), and deep when referring to negative vertical dimension (downwards).
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Antonyms[edit | edit source]
  • (having much distance from one point to another): low (vertically upwards), shallow (vertically upwards or downwards), short
  • (having great duration): brief, short
  • (finance): short
Derived terms[edit | edit source]
Translations[edit | edit source]
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Adverb[edit | edit source]

Long (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Long

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Over a great distance in space.
    He threw the ball long.
  2. For a particular duration.
    How long is it until the next bus arrives?
  3. For a long duration.
    Will this interview take long?
Quotations[edit | edit source]
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
  • (over a great distance): a long way, far
  • (for a long duration): a long time
Antonyms[edit | edit source]
Translations[edit | edit source]
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See also[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Long

Plural
{{{1}}}

Long ({{{1}}})

  1. (linguistics) A long vowel.
  2. Template: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.
    Every uptick made the longs cheer.

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Long

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Long (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive, finance) To take a long position in.
    • 2004, Thomas S. Y. Ho, Sang Bin Lee, Sang-bin Yi, The Oxford Guide to Financial Modeling, page 84:
      The left panel shows the profile of a portfolio consisting of longing a call and shorting a put.
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Old English langian

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Long

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Long (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To await, to aspire, to desire greatly (something to occur or to be true)
    She longed for him to come back.
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Dutch[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Long c. (plural longen, diminutive longetje, diminutive plural longetjes)

  1. (anatomy) lung

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French[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Long m. (f. longue, m. plural Longs, f. plural longues)

  1. long

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

grand, haut, large, épais, profond

Antonyms[edit | edit source]

court, bas, étroit, mince

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Irish[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:ga:Template:Sga derivations|Long]] [[long#Template:Sga|long]].

Noun[edit | edit source]

Long f.

  1. ship

Declension[edit | edit source]

Template:Ga-noun-f2


Mandarin[edit | edit source]

Pinyin syllable[edit | edit source]

long

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of lóng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǒng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lòng.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old French[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Backformation from longe, longue, the feminine form of lonc

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Long m.

  1. long (length, duration)

Declension[edit | edit source]

Template:Fro-decl-adj


Old Irish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Long [[Category:Template:Sga nouns|Long]]

  1. boat
  2. ship

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Scottish Gaelic[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:gd:Template:Sga derivations|Long]] [[long#Template:Sga|long]].

Noun[edit | edit source]

Long f. (genitive luinge, plural longan)

  1. A ship

Tok Pisin[edit | edit source]

Preposition[edit | edit source]

long

  1. to, toward, into
  2. in, at, near

Veps[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

long

  1. lunch

Vietnamese[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

long

  1. loose
    • răng longloose tooth

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Sino-Vietnamese

Noun[edit | edit source]

long

  1. dragon

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