long*/*/*/

long*/*/*/
[lɒŋ] adj I
1) lasting for a large amount of time
Ant:
short
He has a long history of mental illness.[/ex]
It's a long time since I saw Rachel.[/ex]
2) measuring a large amount from one end to the other
Ant:
short
It's the longest tunnel in Europe.[/ex]
There was a long queue outside the bank.[/ex]
a woman with long blonde hair[/ex]
3) used for saying how long something lasts, or how long something is from one end to the other
The room was 3 metres long.[/ex]
How long was the film?[/ex]
4) seeming to last for a very long time because you are bored or tired
It had been a long week.[/ex]
5) a long book, letter, report etc has a lot of pages
Ant:
short
6) long dresses, trousers, sleeves etc cover your arms or legs
Ant:
short
a shirt with long sleeves[/ex]
go a long way towards doing sth — to help someone to achieve something[/ex]
The money will go a long way towards paying for her medical treatment.[/ex]
have come a long way — to have made a lot of progress or improvement[/ex]
have come a long way — to have achieved a lot of things and made progress[/ex]
Technology has come a long way since the days of telegrams.[/ex]
have a long way to go — to need a lot more progress or improvement[/ex]
have a long way to go — to need to do a lot more before you are successful[/ex]
We've raised £100 so far, but we still have a long way to go.[/ex]
in the long run/term — not immediately, but at some time in the future[/ex]
In the long run, this will be a better solution for the company.[/ex]
long hours; a long day — if you work long hours, or a long day, you work more than usual[/ex]
a long shotinformal an attempt or guess that is not likely to be successful but that is worth trying[/ex]
It's a long shot, but I'll ask her.[/ex]
not by a long way/chalkinformal used for saying that something is not true at all[/ex]
We haven't finished yet - not by a long way.[/ex]
II
adv
long */*/*/[lɒŋ]
1) for a long period of time
I hope you haven't been waiting long.[/ex]
People are living longer nowadays.[/ex]
2) much earlier or later than a particular event or period
long before/after the war[/ex]
I should have ended the relationship long ago.[/ex]
all day/year/week etc long — for the whole day/year/week etc[/ex]
I don't think I could look after children all day long.[/ex]
as/so long as — used before explaining the conditions that will make something else happen or be true[/ex]
My parents don't care what job I do as long as I'm happy.[/ex]
before long — soon[/ex]
She joined the company in 1995, and before long she was promoted to sales manager.[/ex]
be/take long — used for saying or asking whether you will have to wait a long time for someone or something[/ex]
Dinner won't be long now.[/ex]
Will you be long, or shall I wait?[/ex]
It didn't take long to get there.[/ex]
for long — for a long period of time[/ex]
I haven't known them for long.[/ex]
no longer; not any longer — used when something happened or was true in the past but is not true now[/ex]
He no longer plays in an orchestra.[/ex]
III
verb [I]
long [lɒŋ]
to want something very much
She longed to see him again.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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