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"
clipped, short, short-range, short-run, abbreviated, sound, truncate, short-term, brief, short and sweet(p), fugitive, stubby, shortened, momentary, scarce, telescoped, close, snub, momentaneous, sawn-off, fleeting, short-snouted, sawed-off, improvident, little, truncated, shortish, short-dated, curtal
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"
abbreviated, short-range, truncated, short, brief, snub, close, momentaneous, sawn-off, stubby, short-snouted, sound, telescoped, short-run, fleeting, improvident, shortened, shortish, momentary, little, short-dated, scarce, sawed-off, truncate, clipped, short and sweet(p), short-term, curtal, fugitive
of relatively great height
"a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
short-snouted, momentaneous, short, fleeting, brief, short-run, short and sweet(p), short-range, snub, scarce, abbreviated, shortened, telescoped, short-term, sawed-off, momentary, curtal, little, truncate, improvident, shortish, short-dated, sawn-off, close, clipped, fugitive, truncated, sound, stubby
retentive, recollective, long, tenacious(adj)
good at remembering
"a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
fugitive, improvident, shortened, brief, short, curtal, short and sweet(p), truncated, fleeting, short-term, close, sawed-off, stubby, momentaneous, short-dated, little, snub, clipped, truncate, abbreviated, short-snouted, short-run, sound, short-range, telescoped, momentary, scarce, shortish, sawn-off
holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
"is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
stubby, sawed-off, little, short, shortened, truncate, shortish, short-range, clipped, sawn-off, snub, fleeting, short-run, short and sweet(p), abbreviated, curtal, short-dated, brief, fugitive, close, sound, truncated, momentary, telescoped, improvident, momentaneous, scarce, short-snouted, short-term
(of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
"the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
short and sweet(p), shortened, short, truncated, sound, short-range, sawed-off, short-snouted, shortish, improvident, little, curtal, momentary, short-run, brief, fugitive, fleeting, scarce, sawn-off, close, abbreviated, clipped, short-term, truncate, short-dated, telescoped, stubby, snub, momentaneous
involving substantial risk
brief, short, momentaneous, short-run, scarce, short and sweet(p), short-term, close, telescoped, curtal, fleeting, fugitive, shortened, sawn-off, sawed-off, truncated, short-range, short-dated, abbreviated, snub, shortish, short-snouted, clipped, momentary, sound, stubby, truncate, little, improvident
farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsighted(adj)
planning prudently for the future
"large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
short-run, snub, clipped, truncate, brief, short, curtal, fleeting, sound, sawed-off, short-range, scarce, shortened, momentary, abbreviated, shortish, short-dated, truncated, short and sweet(p), improvident, close, stubby, fugitive, momentaneous, short-snouted, telescoped, short-term, sawn-off, little
having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
"in long supply"
fleeting, short-term, shortened, curtal, short, sawed-off, sawn-off, shortish, close, abbreviated, stubby, short-range, snub, truncated, momentary, scarce, brief, clipped, short-dated, little, telescoped, momentaneous, short-snouted, short and sweet(p), improvident, short-run, fugitive, sound, truncate
hanker, long, yearn(adverb)
desire strongly or persistently
close, little, brief, shortened, short-dated, short-run, stubby, short-term, short-range, curtal, truncate, short, truncated, sawn-off, scarce, sound, momentary, abbreviated, sawed-off, fleeting, short and sweet(p), momentaneous, improvident, short-snouted, shortish, telescoped, snub, clipped, fugitive
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"
truncated, short-dated, short, shortish, momentaneous, little, scarce, fugitive, short-run, snub, improvident, stubby, brief, abbreviated, short-term, short-range, clipped, fleeting, sawn-off, shortened, sound, short and sweet(p), sawed-off, short-snouted, curtal, close, truncate, momentary, telescoped
for an extended distance
clipped, curtal, abbreviated, short-run, brief, short, momentary, truncated, short-range, shortened, fugitive, telescoped, stubby, sawed-off, improvident, momentaneous, sawn-off, short-dated, scarce, fleeting, short and sweet(p), close, little, snub, truncate, sound, shortish, short-term, short-snouted
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.
brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
lengthy, lange, lang, langen, longer, prolonged, long-term, protracted, length, long-standing, largo, long-, time-consuming, longue, longstanding, lunga, extended, iong, extensive, cheung, loong, long-running, far, much, al-taweel, luong, along, long-staple, long-lasting, long-time, time
Translations for long
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- lang, verAfrikaans
- দীর্ঘ, লম্বাBengali
- llong, llunyà, enyorarCatalan, Valencian
- dlouho, daleko, dlouhý, přát, toužit, dychtitCzech
- дльгъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- lang, længe, længesDanish
- lang, sehnenGerman
- μακριά, πολύς, ώρα, έξω, πολύ, μακρύς, λαχταρώGreek
- lejos, largo, anhelar, desearSpanish
- pikk, kauaEstonian
- دراز, طولانیPersian
- pitkä, kauan, kauas, pitkäaikainen, ikävöidäFinnish
- leingi, langurFaroese
- temps, long, longtemps, aspirerFrench
- fada, a dh'fhaid, miannaichScottish Gaelic
- लम्बा, लंबाHindi
- hosszú, vágyikHungarian
- langur, langt, lengi, þráIcelandic
- lungo, distante, tempo, bramareItalian
- 오래되다, 길게, 길다, 멀리Korean
- hesret, bêrîKurdish
- longus, diuLatin
- ilga, ilgasLithuanian
- garš, gara, ilgsLatvian
- lama, panjangMalay
- lang, verlangenDutch
- lang, lengteNorwegian
- długo, długi, wzdychać, pragnąć, tęsknićPolish
- comprido, distante, longo, ansiar, suspirarPortuguese
- lung, doriRomanian
- до́лго, дли́нный, до́лгий, далеко́Russian
- дуг, dug, чезнути, čeznutiSerbo-Croatian
- dlhý, túžiť, cnieťSlovak
- gjatë, dëshironAlbanian
- lång, länge, långt, långsmal, längtaSwedish
- ยาวนาน, ยาวThai
- до́вгий, довгийUkrainian
- dài, lâuVietnamese
- longue, longWalloon
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