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  Words related to long

Related / Similar Words: hanker, yearn, farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, longsighted, tenacious

 

Definition:
  • a comparatively long time; "this won''t take long"; "they haven''t been gone long";
  • desire strongly or persistently;
  • having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply";
  • 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";
  • 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;
  • of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate'', `beat'', `bite'', `boat'', `boot'');
  • holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold";
  • planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues";
  • (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory";
  • involving substantial risk; "long odds";
  • used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration;
  • of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows";
  • 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 bed;
  • for an extended distance;

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    Hyponyms: ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish

     

    Attributes: length, duration

     

    Derivational Morphology: longer, thirster, yearner, longing, yearning, hankering, yen

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: dëshiron and gjatë   Armenian: երկար  
    Catalan: enyorar and llarg   Chinese: and 渴望  
    Croatian: dug and čeznuti   Danish: lang and længes  
    Dutch: lang and verlangen   Esperanto: deziri and longa  
    Finnish: ikävöidä and pitkä   French: aspirer and long  
    German: (sich) sehnen and lang   Hebrew: ארוך  
    Hindi: लम्बा   Hungarian: hosszú and vágyik  
    Icelandic: þrá and langur   Ido: longa  
    Irish: fada   Italian: bramare and lungo  
    Japanese: 長い   Korean: (1) 길다 and 바라다  
    Kurdish: bêrî and dirêj   Latin: longus  
    Lithuanian: ilgas   Malay: panjang  
    Persian: بلند   Polish: długi and pragnąć  
    Portuguese: ansiar and longo   Romanian: dori and lung  
    Russian: длинный   Slovak: dlhý and túžiť  
    Slovene: dolg   Spanish: desear and largo  
    Swedish: längta and lång   Telugu: పొడవైన  
     
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