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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  a.  [Compar.  {Longer};  superl.  {Longest}.]  [AS. 
  long,  lang;  akin  to  OS  OFries.,  D.,  &  G.  lang,  Icel.  langr, 
  Sw  l[*a]ng,  Dan.  lang,  Goth.  laggs,  L.  longus.  [root]125. 
  Cf  {Length},  {Ling}  a  fish,  {Linger},  {Lunge},  {Purloin}.] 
  1.  Drawn  out  in  a  line  or  in  the  direction  of  length; 
  protracted;  extended;  as  a  long  line  --  opposed  to 
  short,  and  distinguished  from  broad  or  wide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Longed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Longing}.]  [AS.  langian  to  increase,  to  lengthen,  to  stretch 
  out  the  mind  after  to  long,  to  crave,  to  belong  to  fr  lang 
  long.  See  {Long},  a.] 
  1.  To  feel  a  strong  or  morbid  desire  or  craving;  to  wish  for 
  something  with  eagerness;  --  followed  by  an  infinitive,  or 
  by  after  or  for 
 
  I  long  to  see  you  --Rom.  i.  11. 
 
  I  have  longed  after  thy  precepts.  --Ps.  cxix. 
  40. 
 
  I  have  longed  for  thy  salvation.  --Ps.  cxix. 
  174. 
 
  Nicomedes  longing  for  herrings,  was  supplied  with 
  fresh  ones  .  .  .  at  a  great  distance  from  the  sea. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  To  belong;  --  used  with  to  unto,  or  for  [Obs.] 
 
  The  labor  which  that  longeth  unto  me  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  n. 
  1.  (Mus.)  A  note  formerly  used  in  music,  one  half  the  length 
  of  a  large  twice  that  of  a  breve. 
 
  2.  (Phonetics)  A  long  sound,  syllable,  or  vowel. 
 
  3.  The  longest  dimension;  the  greatest  extent;  --  in  the 
  phrase,  the  long  and  the  short  of  it  that  is  the  sum  and 
  substance  of  it  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  adv  [AS.  lance.] 
  1.  To  a  great  extent  in  apace;  as  a  long  drawn  out  line 
 
  2.  To  a  great  extent  in  time;  during  a  long  time. 
 
  They  that  tarry  long  at  the  wine.  --Prov.  xxiii. 
  30. 
 
  When  the  trumpet  soundeth  long.  --Ex.  xix.  13. 
 
  3.  At  a  point  of  duration  far  distant,  either  prior  or 
  posterior;  as  not  long  before  not  long  after  long 
  before  the  foundation  of  Rome;  long  after  the  Conquest. 
 
  4.  Through  the  whole  extent  or  duration. 
 
  The  bird  of  dawning  singeth  all  night  long.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Through  an  extent  of  time,  more  or  less  --  only  in 
  question;  as  how  long  will  you  be  gone? 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  prep.  [Abbreviated  fr  along  See  3d  {Along}.] 
  By  means  of  by  the  fault  of  because  of  [Obs.]  See  {Along 
  of},  under  3d  {Along}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Long  \Long\,  a.  (Finance  &  Com.) 
  Having  a  supply  of  stocks  or  goods;  prepared  for  or 
  depending  for  a  profit  upon  advance  in  prices;  as  long  of 
  cotton.  Hence  the  phrases:  to  be  or  go  long  of  the  market, 
  to  be  on  the  long  side  of  the  market,  to  hold  products  or 
  securities  for  a  rise  in  price,  esp.  when  bought  on  a  margin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Measure  \Meas"ure\,  n.  [OE.  mesure,  F.  mesure,  L.  mensura,  fr 
  metiri  mensus,  to  measure;  akin  to  metrum  poetical  measure, 
  Gr  ?,  E.  meter.  Cf  {Immense},  {Mensuration},  {Mete}  to 
  measure.] 
  1.  A  standard  of  dimension;  a  fixed  unit  of  quantity  or 
  extent;  an  extent  or  quantity  in  the  fractions  or 
  multiples  of  which  anything  is  estimated  and  stated; 
  hence  a  rule  by  which  anything  is  adjusted  or  judged. 
 
  2.  An  instrument  by  means  of  which  size  or  quantity  is 
  measured,  as  a  graduated  line  rod,  vessel,  or  the  like 
 
  False  ells  and  measures  be  brought  all  clean  adown. 
  --R.  of 
  Gloucester. 
 
  3.  The  dimensions  or  capacity  of  anything  reckoned  according 
  to  some  standard;  size  or  extent,  determined  and  stated; 
  estimated  extent;  as  to  take  one's  measure  for  a  coat. 
 
  The  measure  thereof  is  longer  than  the  earth,  and 
  broader  than  the  sea.  --Job  xi  9. 
 
  4.  The  contents  of  a  vessel  by  which  quantity  is  measured;  a 
  quantity  determined  by  a  standard;  a  stated  or  limited 
  quantity  or  amount. 
 
  It  is  like  leaven  which  a  woman  took  and  hid  in 
  three  measures  of  meal.  --Luke  xiii. 
  21. 
 
  5.  Extent  or  degree  not  excessive  or  beyong  bounds; 
  moderation;  due  restraint;  esp.  in  the  phrases,  in 
  measure;  with  measure;  without  or  beyond  measure. 
 
  Hell  hath  enlarged  herself,  and  opened  her  mouth 
  without  measure.  --Is.  v.  14. 
 
  6.  Determined  extent,  not  to  be  exceeded;  limit;  allotted 
  share,  as  of  action  influence,  ability,  or  the  like  due 
  proportion. 
 
  Lord,  make  me  to  know  mine  end  and  the  measure  of 
  my  days.  --Ps.  xxxix 
  4. 
 
  7.  The  quantity  determined  by  measuring,  especially  in  buying 
  and  selling;  as  to  give  good  or  full  measure. 
 
  8.  Undefined  quantity;  extent;  degree. 
 
  There  is  a  great  measure  of  discretion  to  be  used  in 
  the  performance  of  confession.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  9.  Regulated  division  of  movement: 
  a  (Dancing)  A  regulated  movement  corresponding  to  the 
  time  in  which  the  accompanying  music  is  performed; 
  but  especially,  a  slow  and  stately  dance,  like  the 
  minuet. 
  b  (Mus.)  (1)  The  group  or  grouping  of  beats,  caused  by 
  the  regular  recurrence  of  accented  beats.  (2)  The 
  space  between  two  bars.  See  {Beat},  {Triple}, 
  {Quadruple},  {Sextuple},  {Compound  time},  under 
  {Compound},  a.,  and  {Figure}. 
  c  (Poetry)  The  manner  of  ordering  and  combining  the 
  quantities,  or  long  and  short  syllables;  meter; 
  rhythm;  hence  a  foot;  as  a  poem  in  iambic  measure. 
 
  10.  (Arith.)  A  number  which  is  contained  in  a  given  number  a 
  number  of  times  without  a  remainder;  as  in  the  phrases, 
  the  common  measure,  the  greatest  common  measure,  etc.,  of 
  two  or  more  numbers. 
 
  11.  A  step  or  definite  part  of  a  progressive  course  or 
  policy;  a  means  to  an  end  an  act  designed  for  the 
  accomplishment  of  an  object;  as  political  measures; 
  prudent  measures;  an  inefficient  measure. 
 
  His  majesty  found  what  wrong  measures  he  had  taken 
  in  the  conferring  that  trust,  and  lamented  his 
  error.  --Clarendon. 
 
  12.  The  act  of  measuring;  measurement.  --Shak. 
 
  13.  pl  (Geol.)  Beds  or  strata;  as  coal  measures;  lead 
  measures. 
 
  {Lineal},  or  {Long},  {measure},  measure  of  length;  the 
  measure  of  lines  or  distances. 
 
  {Liquid  measure},  the  measure  of  liquids. 
 
  {Square  measure},  the  measure  of  superficial  area  of  surfaces 
  in  square  units,  as  inches,  feet,  miles,  etc 
 
  {To  have  hard  measure},  to  have  harsh  treatment  meted  out  to 
  one  to  be  harshly  or  oppressively  dealt  with 
 
  {To  take  measures},  to  make  preparations;  to  provide  means 
 
 
  {To  take  one's  measure},  to  measure  one  as  for  a  garment; 
  hence  to  form  an  opinion  of  one's  disposition,  character, 
  ability,  etc 
 
  {To  tread  a  measure},  to  dance  in  the  style  so  called  See  9 
  a  . 
 
  Say  to  her  we  have  measured  many  miles  To 
  tread  a  measure  with  her  on  this  grass.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  long 
  adj  1:  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" 
  [ant:  {short}] 
  2:  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"  [ant:  {short}] 
  3:  of  relatively  great  height;  "a  race  of  long  gaunt  men"- 
  Sherwood  Anderson;  "looked  out  the  long  French  windows" 
  4:  (finance)  holding  securities  or  commodities  in  expectation 
  of  a  rise  in  prices;  "is  long  on  coffee";  "a  long  position 
  in  gold"  [ant:  {short}] 
  5:  (phonetics)  of  speech  sounds  (especially  vowels)  of 
  relatively  long  duration  (as  e.g.  the  English  vowel  sounds 
  in  `bate',  `beat',  `bite',  `boat',  `boot')  [ant:  {short}] 
  6:  (prosody)  used  of  syllables  that  are  unaccented  or  of 
  relatively  long  duration 
  7:  involving  substantial  risk;  "long  odds" 
  8:  (of  memory)  having  greater  than  average  range;  "a  long 
  memory  especially  for  insults";  "a  tenacious  memory"  [syn: 
  {tenacious}] 
  9:  planning  prudently  for  the  future;  "large  goals  that 
  required  farsighted  policies";  "took  a  long  view  of  the 
  geopolitical  issues"  [syn:  {farseeing},  {farsighted},  {foresighted}, 
  {foresightful},  {longsighted}] 
  10:  having  or  being  more  than  normal  or  necessary:"long  on 
  brains";  "in  long  supply" 
  n  :  a  comparatively  long  time;  "this  won't  take  long";  "they 
  haven't  been  gone  long" 
  adv  1:  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:  for  an  extended  distance 
  v  1:  desire  strongly  or  persistently  [syn:  {hanker},  {yearn}] 
  2:  have  a  yen  for  [syn:  {ache},  {yearn},  {yen},  {pine},  {languish}] 




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