long long  /ˈlɔŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) desire strongly or persistently
  2. (adj) primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
  3. (adj) primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
  4. (adj) of relatively great height
  5. (adj) good at remembering
  6. (adj) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
  7. (adj) (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
  8. (adj) involving substantial risk
  9. (adj) planning prudently for the future
  10. (adj) having or being more than normal or necessary:
  11. (adv) for an extended time or at a distant time
  12. (adv) for an extended distance

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Usage(s):

  1. A large part of longevity is dependent upon genetics.
  2. Detroit's decline has been going on for a long while.
  3. Meanwhile, it's not clear how long Estrada's nomination will stay on the floor, but neither party looks ready to back down.

News

  1. Long Celebrates Return With Victories

    Haeleigh Long was simply glad to be back on the tennis courts again.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  2. Long Beach man involved in 1974 murder appears in court

    A Long Beach man suspected in a 1974 cold-case murder and rape made his first appearance in Long Beach Superior Court on Friday. Gary Stamp, 61, looking old and frail and allegedly suffering from cancer, appeared in Judge James Otto's courtroom for the first time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

  3. Long Before They Were Famous

    A long time ago, many people's surnames indicated their occupations. If your name was "Mason," you worked with stone, if your name was "Coleman," you worked with coal, and if your name was "Sanders," you ran a medieval chicken empire. Guest musicians Paul & Storm hint contestants to an occupational surname and a celebrity who bears it.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "He has gotten a free pass," Gilbert said in a phone interview with The AP. "People have covered up for (James) for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's gotten ridiculous," Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said to ESPN. "It's almost like a parody of itself, this whole situation now. Come on, an hour long? It takes 15 seconds to say I've decided to stay in Cleveland but we've got another 59...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  3. "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes," he said last night.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: msnbc.com

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