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1. [Adjective]: 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
2. [Adjective]: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
3. [Adjective]: 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"
4. [Adjective]: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate'', `beat'', `bite'', `boat'', `boot'')
5. [Noun]: a comparatively long time; "this won''t take long"; "they haven''t been gone long"
7. [Adverb]: 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 bed
8. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
9. (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
10. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
11. planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
12. involving substantial risk; "long odds"
13. of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
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