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Meaning of long

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  long
      adv 1: for an extended time or at a distant time; "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
      adj 1: primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a
             relatively great or greater than average duration or
             passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long
             life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long
             friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
             [ant: {short}]
      2: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than
         average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long
         road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten
         miles long" [ant: {short}]
      3: of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"-
         Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
      4: good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
         [syn: {retentive}, {recollective}, {long}, {tenacious}] [ant:
         {forgetful}, {short}, {unretentive}]
      5: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in
         prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold" [ant:
         {short}]
      6: (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration;
         "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat',
         `boot' are long" [ant: {short}]
      7: involving substantial risk; "long odds"
      8: planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required
         farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical
         issues" [syn: {farseeing}, {farsighted}, {foresighted},
         {foresightful}, {prospicient}, {long}, {longsighted}]
      9: having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on
         brains"; "in long supply"
      v 1: desire strongly or persistently [syn: {hanker}, {long},
           {yearn}]


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