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Long may refer to:

In geography
  • Long, People's Republic of China, Gansu Province

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English

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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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

Adjective

long (comparative longer, superlative longest)

  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. (cricket) of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position)
Usage notes
  • 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).
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • (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
Translations
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Adverb

long (comparative longer, superlative longest)

  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
Synonyms
  • (over a great distance): a long way, far
  • (for a long duration): a long time
Antonyms
Translations
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Noun

Singular
long

Plural
longs

long (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.
    Every uptick made the longs cheer.

Verb

Infinitive
to long

Third person singular
longs

Simple past
longed

Past participle
longed

Present participle
longing

to long (third-person singular simple present longs, present participle longing, simple past and past participle longed)

  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

Old English langian

Verb

Infinitive
to long

Third person singular
longs

Simple past
longed

Past participle
longed

Present participle
longing

to long (third-person singular simple present longs, present participle longing, simple past and past participle longed)

  1. (intransitive) To await, to aspire, to desire greatly (something to occur or to be true)
    She longed for him to come back.
Usage notes
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) lung

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

long m. (f. longue, m. plural longs, f. plural longues)

  1. long

Synonyms

grand, haut, large, épais, profond

Antonyms

court, bas, étroit, mince

Derived terms


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish long.

Noun

long f.

  1. ship

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative long longa
Vocative a long a longa
Genitive loinge long
Dative long longa

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an long na longa
Genitive na loinge na long
Dative leis an long

don long

leis na longa

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

long

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, lōng, lóng, lǒng, or lòng.

Usage notes

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 Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /loŋɡ/

Noun

long

  1. boat
  2. ship

Descendants


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish long.

Noun

long f. (genitive luinge, plural longan)

  1. A ship

Tok Pisin

Preposition

long

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

Veps

Noun

long

  1. lunch

Vietnamese

Etymology 1

Adjective

long

  1. loose
    • răng longloose tooth

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese

Noun

long

  1. dragon







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