long

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long is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
long

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
long

Comparative
longer

Superlative
longest

  1. If something is long, it takes a lot of time.
    At 3 hours and 24 minutes, it's a very long movie.
    How long is it until we have our trip?
  2. If something is long, it has a large distance from end to end (not top to bottom).

Verb[change]

Plain form
long

Third-person singular
longs

Past tense
longed

Past participle
longed

Present participle
longing

  1. (intransitive) To wait for, to wish for, or to really want something to happen or to be true.
    Carol still longs for David to come back to her even though she knows he has a new wife.