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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Longing  \Long"ing\,  n. 
  An  eager  desire;  a  craving;  a  morbid  appetite;  an  earnest 
  wish;  an  aspiration. 
 
  Put  on  my  crown;  I  have  immortal  longings  in  me 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  longing 
  n  :  prolonged  unfulfilled  desire  or  need  [syn:  {yearning}] 




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