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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Along  \A*long"\  [AS.  gelang  owing  to.] 
  (Now  heard  only  in  the  prep.  phrase  along  of.) 
 
  {Along  of},  {Along  on},  often  shortened  to  {Long  of},  prep. 
  phr.,  owing  to  on  account  of  [Obs.  or  Low  Eng.]  ``On  me 
  is  not  along  thin  evil  fare.''  --Chaucer.  ``And  all  this 
  is  long  of  you.''  --Shak.  ``This  increase  of  price  is  all 
  along  of  the  foreigners.''  --London  Punch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Along  \A*long"\  (?;  115),  adv  [OE.  along  anlong  AS  andlang 
  along  pref.  and-  (akin  to  OFris  ond-,  OHG.  ant-,  Ger.  ent-, 
  Goth.  and-,  anda-,  L.  ante,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  anti,  over  against)  + 
  lang  long.  See  {Long}.] 
  1.  By  the  length;  in  a  line  with  the  length;  lengthwise. 
 
  Some  laid  along  .  .  .  on  spokes  of  wheels  are  hung. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  In  a  line  or  with  a  progressive  motion;  onward;  forward. 
 
  We  will  go  along  by  the  king's  highway.  --Numb.  xxi. 
  22. 
 
  He  struck  with  his  o'ertaking  wings,  And  chased  us 
  south  along  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  In  company;  together. 
 
  He  to  England  shall  along  with  you  --Shak. 
 
  {All  along},  all  through  the  course  of  during  the  whole 
  time;  throughout.  ``I  have  all  along  declared  this  to  be  a 
  neutral  paper.''  --Addison. 
 
  {To  get  along},  to  get  on  to  make  progress,  as  in  business. 
  ``She  'll  get  along  in  heaven  better  than  you  or  I.'' 
  --Mrs.  Stowe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Along  \A*long"\,  prep. 
  By  the  length  of  as  distinguished  from  across  ``Along  the 
  lowly  lands.''  --Dryden. 
 
  The  kine  .  .  .  went  along  the  highway.  --1  Sam.  vi 
  12. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  along 
  adv  1:  with  a  forward  motion;  "we  drove  along  admiring  the  view"; 
  "the  horse  trotted  along  at  a  steady  pace";  "the 
  circus  traveled  on  to  the  next  city";  "move  along"; 
  "march  on"  [syn:  {on}] 
  2:  in  accompaniment  or  as  a  companion;  "his  little  sister  came 
  along  to  the  movies";  "I  brought  my  camera  along"; 
  "working  along  with  his  father" 
  3:  to  a  more  advanced  state;  "the  work  is  moving  along";  "well 
  along  in  their  research";  "hurrying  their  education 
  along";  "getting  along  in  years" 
  4:  in  addition  (usually  followed  by  `with');  "we  sent  them  food 
  and  some  clothing  went  along  in  the  package";  "along  with 
  the  package  came  a  bill";  "consider  the  advantages  along 
  with  the  disadvantages" 
  5:  in  line  with  a  length  or  direction  (often  followed  by  `by' 
  or  `beside');  "pass  the  word  along";  "ran  along  beside 
  me";  "cottages  along  by  the  river" 




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