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Long, Huey Pierce /ˈhjuːi pɪəs $ -pɪərs/
long /lɒŋ $ lɒːŋ/ adjective (comparative longer, superlative longest)
long adverb
Longford /ˈlɒŋfəd $ ˈlɔːŋfərd/ , Long.

بلند ، طی مسافت زیاد توپ ، (adv.adj.&n.) دراز ، طویل ، مدید ، کشیده ، دیر ، گذشته ازوقت
(vt.&vi.) اشتیاق داشتن ، میل داشتن ، ارزوی چیزی را داشتن ، طولانی کردن ، (در شعر) مناسب بودن ، قانون ـ فقه: مدت زیاد ، ورزش: توپ بلند به اوت
کامپیوتر: بلند-دراز

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- elongated, expanded, extended, extensive, far-reaching, lengthy, spread out, stretched
- prolonged, interminable, lengthy, lingering, long-drawn-out, protracted, sustained
desire, crave, hanker, itch, lust, pine, want, wish, yearn
Antonyms: short, brief
Contrasted words: brief, curtailed, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, abbreviated, abridged, shortened, abhor, detest, dread, fear, loathe
Related Idioms: have an appetite (or a longing) for
Related Words: extensive, longish, outstretched, diffuse, diffusive, long-winded, prolix, flatulent, verbose, wordy, aim, aspire, want, miss
English Thesaurus: long, lengthy, long-running, long-lasting, protracted, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

Long, Huey Pierce /ˈhjuːi pɪəs $ -pɪərs/
(1893–1935) a US politician in the Democratic Party who was governor of Louisiana from 1928–31, and a US senator from 1930. He was known as the ‘Kingfish’ and was popular especially with poorer people because of his plans for social and economic changes that would help the poor. But he used his position to keep complete political control in Louisiana, and he was shot and killed in 1935.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. long1 S1 W1 /lɒŋ $ lɒːŋ/ adjective (comparative longer, superlative longest)
[Language: Old English; Origin: long, lang]

1. GREAT LENGTH measuring a great length from one end to the other Antonym : short:
a long table
long hair
the longest tunnel in the world
He stretched out his long legs.
a long line of people

2. GREAT DISTANCE continuing or travelling a great distance from one place to another Antonym : short:
a long distance
Springfield is a long way from Chicago.
Liz lives in Cheltenham, which is a long way away.
long journey/walk/flight/drive etc (=a journey etc over a large distance that takes a lot of time)
It’s a long walk to the shops from here.

3. LARGE AMOUNT OF TIME continuing for a large amount of time, or for a larger amount of time than usual Antonym : short:
a long period of time
a long history of success
He has a long memory.
(for) a long time/while
He’s been gone a long time.
I haven’t been there for a long while.
It took a long time to get everything ready.
She died a long time ago.
long silence/pause/delay etc
There was a long silence before anybody spoke.
She’s recovering from a long illness.
Doctors often work long hours (=work for more time than is usual).
the longest time American English spoken (=a very long time)
It took me the longest time to figure out how to open the windows.

4. PARTICULAR LENGTH/DISTANCE/TIME used to talk or ask about a particular length, distance, or time:
How long is your garden?
How long is the film?
The cable is not quite long enough.
two metres/three miles etc long
The bridge is 140 feet long.
two hours/three days etc long
The speech was twenty minutes long.

5. WRITING containing a lot of words, letters, names, or pages Antonym : short:
a long novel
a long list
He has a very long name.
He owes money to a list of people as long as your arm (=a very long list).

6. CLOTHING covering all of your arms or legs Antonym : short:
a long dress
a long-sleeved shirt

7. TIRING/BORING spoken making you feel tired or bored:
It’s been a long day.

8. VOWEL technical a long vowel in a word is pronounced for a longer time than a short vowel with the same sound Antonym : short

9. how long is a piece of string? British English spoken used when there is no definite answer to a question:
‘How long will it take to finish the project?’ ‘How long is a piece of string?’

10. the long and (the) short of it spoken used when you are telling someone the most important facts about something rather than all the details:
The long and the short of it is that we missed the train.

11. the long arm of somebody/something written the power of someone or something that has authority, especially to catch and punish someone:
He won’t escape the long arm of the law.

12. long face a sad or disappointed expression on someone’s face

13. long in the tooth informal too old – used humorously:
I’m getting a bit long in the tooth for this sort of thing.

14. not long for this world literary likely to die or stop existing soon

15. long on something having a lot of a quality:
He was short on patience, but long on a sense of his own worth.

16. long odds if there are long odds against something happening, it is very unlikely that it will happen

17. in the long run/term used when talking about what will happen at a later time or when something is finished:
All our hard work will be worth it in the long run.

18. long shot someone or something with very little chance of success:
Chelsea are a 20–1 long shot to win the championship.

19. long time no see spoken used humorously to say hello when you have not seen someone for a long time

20. take the long view (of something) to think about the effect that something will have in the future rather than what happens now

21. a long way very much, far, or a great amount or degree:
We’re still a long way from achieving our sales targets.
Psychiatry has come a long way (=developed a lot) since the 1920s.
Your contributions will go a long way towards helping children in need (=will help to reach a goal).
by a long way/shot informal also by a long chalk )British English (=used when something is much better, quicker, cheaper etc)
It was his best performance this year, by a long way.
not by a long way/shot informal also not by a long chalk )British English (=not at all or not nearly)
He had not told Rory everything, not by a long shot.

22. long weekend three or more days, including Saturday and Sunday, when you do not have to go to work or school
at (long) last at last3(2), ⇒ it’s a long story at story(10), ⇒ cut/make a long story short at story(11), ⇒ a little (of something) goes a long way at little2(5), ⇒ have a long way to go at way1(19)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. long2 S1 W1 adverb

1. for a long time:
Have you been waiting long?
Reform of the law is long overdue.
long established traditions

2. used to ask and talk about particular amounts of time:
How long will it take to get there?
Try to keep going for as long as possible.
It took me longer than I thought it would.

3. at a time that is a long time before or after a particular time
long before/after something
This all happened long before you were born.
long ago/since
He should have left her long ago.
It wasn’t long before (=soon) Lisa arrived.

4. for long [usually in questions and negatives] for a long time:
Have you known them for long?
I haven’t seen her for so long that I’ve forgotten what she looks like.

5. as/so long as
a) used to say that one thing can happen or be true only if another thing happens or is true:
You can go out to play as long as you stay in the back yard.
b) used to say that one thing will continue to happen or be true if another thing happens or is true at the same time:
As long as we keep playing well, we’ll keep winning games.

6. (for) as long as used to talk about something continuing for the amount of time that you want, need, or is possible:
You can stay for as long as you want.
She tried to stay awake for as long as she could.
The fruit should be left on the tree as long as possible.

7. no longer/not any longer used when something used to happen or be true in the past but does not happen or is not true now:
The extra workers won’t be needed any longer.
It’s no longer a secret.

In everyday English, people usually say not any longer or not any more (BrE) /not anymore (AmE), rather than no longer, which sounds slightly formal or literary:
He no longer lives here. ➔ He doesn’t live here any longer OR any more.

8. before long soon or in a short time:
Before long a large crowd had gathered outside the building.
It’s likely that the law will be abolished before long.

9. somebody/something/it won’t be long spoken used to say that someone or something will be ready, will be back, will happen etc soon:
Wait here – I won’t be long.
Dinner won’t be long.

10. all day/year/summer etc long during all of the day etc

11. so long especially spoken American English goodbye

12. long live somebody/something used to show support for a person, idea, principle, or nation:
Long live the King!

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. long3 verb [intransitive]
[Language: Old English; Origin: langian]
to want something very much, especially when it seems unlikely to happen soon
long to do something
He longed to see her again.
long for
She longed for the chance to speak to him in private.
long for somebody to do something
She longed for him to return.
longed-for, longing

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. Long. written abbreviation for

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. Longford /ˈlɒŋfəd $ ˈlɔːŋfərd/ written abbreviation, Long.
a county in the Republic of Ireland

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

the written abbreviation of longitude

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be, look, seem That dress looks a bit long to me.
ADV. really, very | extra Economy class can be uncomfortable for those with extra-long legs.
a bit, fairly, quite, rather His journey to work is quite long.
enough Are you sure two hours will be long enough?

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. desperately He longed desperately to be back at home.
secretly They were the words she had secretly longed to hear.
always She had always longed to go abroad.
PREP. for He hated the city and longed for the mountains.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I'll go with you as long as I won't have to sing.
GOOD: I'll go with you as long as I don't have to sing.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

BAD: I am afraid it will take long to improve my English.
GOOD: I am afraid it will take a long time to improve my English.

Usage Note:
Use take long in questions and negative sentences: 'How long does it take to get to London by train?' 'It doesn't take very long.'
Use take a long time in affirmative sentences: 'It might take a long time to sort out the problem.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: at last or at long last , before long , come a long way , in the long run , no longer , so long , the long and the short

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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