(after a measurement and in questions) Measuring a specified distance from end to end
a boat 150 feet long
how long is the leash?
(of a journey) Covering a great distance
I went for a long walk
(of a garment or sleeves on a garment) Covering the whole of a person's legs or arms
a sweater with long sleeves
Of elongated shape
shaped like a torpedo, long and thin
(of a ball in sports) Traveling a great distance, or further than expected or intended
he threw a long ball to the catcher
(of a person) Tall
Lasting or taking a great amount of time
a long and distinguished career
she took a long time to dress
(after a noun of duration and in questions) Lasting or taking a specified amount of time
the debates will be 90 minutes long
Seeming to last more time than is the case; lengthy or tedious
serving long hours on the committee
(of a person's memory) Retaining things for a great amount of time
Relatively great in extent
write a long report
a long list of candidates
(after a noun of extent and in questions) Having a specified extent
the statement was three pages long
(of a vowel) Categorized as long with regard to quality and length (e.g., in standard American English, the vowel in food is long, as distinct from the short vowel in good)
(of a vowel or syllable) Having the greater of the two recognized durations
(of odds or a chance) Reflecting or representing a low level of probability
winning against long odds
you're taking a long chance
(of shares, bonds, or other assets) Bought in advance, with the expectation of a rise in price
(of a broker or their position in the market) Buying or based on long stocks
(of a security) Maturing at a distant date
an industry that seems long on ideas but short on cash
Have a strong wish or desire
she longed for a little more excitement
we are longing to see the new baby
A long interval or period
see you before long
it will not be for long
A long sound such as a long signal in Morse code or a long vowel or syllable
two longs and a short
Long-dated securities, esp. gilt-edged securities
Assets held in a long position
For a long time
we hadn't known them long
an experience they will long remember
his long-awaited Grand Prix debut
In questions about a period of time
how long have you been working?
At a time distant from a specified event or point of time
it was abandoned long ago
the work was compiled long after his death
After an implied point of time
he could not wait any longer
(after a noun of duration) Throughout a specified period of time
it rained all day long
(with reference to the ball in sports) At, to, or over a great distance, or further than expected or intended
the quarterback dropped back and threw the ball long
Beyond the point aimed at; too far
he threw the ball 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 long"
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"
hanker: desire strongly or persistently
for an extended distance
of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
retentive: good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
Longitude is the angular distance of a point's meridian from the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. It is usually expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds. ...
Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bhutanese, Western and Turkic dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. ...
This is a list of the major characters from the Hudson Soft video game series Bloody Roar. The series began with the 1997 arcade game Beastorizer, before moving to various console systems. The first sequel, Bloody Roar 1, was released to the Sony Playstation in 1997 followed by ' in 1999. ...
In finance, a long position in a security, such as a stock or a bond, or equivalently to be long in a security, means the holder of the position owns the security and will profit if the price of the security goes up. ...
Sheepshead or Sheephead is a trick-taking card game related to the Skat family of games. It is the Americanized version of a card game which originated in Central Europe in the late 18th century under the German name Schafkopf. ...
Long is a surname and may refer to many people.
A long vowel; 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; An entity with a long position in an asset; To take a long position in; Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to ...
(long s) The ſ character, as distinct from the short s — the s character
(longness) length, lengthiness
(LONG S) One Old English variation for writing the letter s that continued to be used in Shakespeare's day--even up through the 1790s. The long s looked much like the lower-case letter f without a horizontal crossbar.
(Longs) Long-dated Government stock (Gilts), ie with a life of over 15 years.
Fine wines should have a long finish, or aftertaste; see Length.
A very desirable trait in any fine wine is that it be long in the mouth. Long (or length) relates to a wine's finish, meaning that after you swallow the wine, you sense its presence for a long time. (Thirty seconds to several minutes is great length. ...
One who has bought futures contracts or owns a cash commodity.
(1) One who has bought a futures contract to establish a market position; (2) a market position that obligates the holder to take delivery; (3) one who owns an inventory of commodities. See Short.
the position which is in a Buy direction. In Forex, the primary currency when bought is long and another is short.
To be long is to own something.
A position to purchase more of an instrument than is sold, hence, an appreciation in value if market prices increase.
A term that refers to ownership of securities. For example, if you are long 100 shares of XYZ, this means that you own 100 shares of XYZ company.