Synonyms for long


1. hanker, long, yearn, desire, want
usage: desire strongly or persistently


1. long (vs. short), agelong, bimestrial, chronic, continuing, daylong, drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted, durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived, eight-day, endless, eternal, interminable, hourlong, lifelong, womb-to-tomb, long-acting, long-dated, longish, long-life, longitudinal, long-range, long-run, long-term, semipermanent, longstanding, monthlong, nightlong, all-night, overnight, perennial, time-consuming, weeklong, seven-day, yearlong
usage: 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"
2. long (vs. short), elongate, elongated, elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged, extendible, extendable, far, lank, long-handled, pole-handled, long-range, long-snouted, long-staple, long-wool, long-wooled, oblong, polysyllabic, sesquipedalian, stretch(prenominal)
usage: 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"
3. long, tall (vs. short)
usage: of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
4. retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious, mindful#1, aware
usage: good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
5. long (vs. short)
usage: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
6. long (vs. short)
usage: (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
7. long, unsound (vs. sound)
usage: involving substantial risk; "long odds"
8. farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsighted, provident (vs. improvident)
usage: planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
9. long, abundant (vs. scarce)
usage: having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"


1. long
usage: 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"
2. long
usage: for an extended distance
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