What is long?

  • (adj): Primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified.
    Example: "A long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on long:

Kondratiev Wave
... Kondratiev waves (also called supercycles, great surges, long waves, K-waves or the long economic cycle) are described as sinusoidal-like cycles in the modern ... Unlike the short-term business cycle, the long wave of this theory is not accepted by current mainstream economics ...
Red Wolf - Physiology - Species Description
... Coat long, coarse mostly brown and buff colored on the upper part of the body with some black along the backs ... Muzzle long nose pad wide and black ears rufous legs long tail long, bushy, black tipped ...
... ß (Unicode U+00DF) is a consonant letter that evolved as a ligature of "long s and z" (ſz) and "long s over round s" (ſs) ... In standard spelling, it is only used after long vowels and diphthongs, while ss is written after short vowels ... Even though long s (ſ) has otherwise disappeared from German orthography, ß is still used as a ligature and is replaced by 'SS' or 'SZ' in capitalized ...
Hasidic Judaism - Hasidic Practice and Culture - Hair
... not to shave the sides of one's face, male members of most Hasidic groups wear long, uncut sideburns called payot (Ashkenazi Hebrew peyos, Yiddish peyes) ... Not every Hasidic group requires long peyos, and not all Jewish men with peyos are Hasidic, but all groups discourage the shaving of one's beard ... Until then, Hasidic boys have long hair ...
Unintended Consequences - Causes
... Immediate interest, which may override long-term interests Basic values may require or prohibit certain actions even if the long-term result might be unfavorable ...

More definitions of "long":

  • (adj): .
    Example: "Having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
  • (adj): Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration.
  • (adv): For an extended time or at a distant time.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices.
    Example: "Is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
  • (adv): For an extended distance.
  • (adj): Of relatively great height.
    Example: "A race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
  • (adj): Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in 'bate', 'beat', 'bite', 'boat', 'boot').
  • (noun): A comparatively long time.
    Example: "This won't take long"; "they haven't been gone long"
  • (adj): Primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified.
    Example: "A long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
  • (adj): Involving substantial risk.
    Example: "Long odds"
  • (adj): (of memory) having greater than average range.
    Example: "A long memory especially for insults"
    Synonyms: tenacious
  • (verb): Desire strongly or persistently.
    Synonyms: hanker, yearn

Famous quotes containing the word long:

    What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    What of the heart without her? Nay, poor heart,
    Of thee what word remains ere speech be still?
    A wayfarer by barren ways and chill,
    Steep ways and weary, without her thou art,
    Where the long cloud, the long wood’s counterpart,
    Sheds doubled darkness up the labouring hill.
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)

    This long last childhood
    Nothing provides for.
    What can it do each day
    But hunt that imminent door
    Through which all that understood
    Has hidden away?
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)