1. [Adjective]: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate'', `beat'', `bite'', `boat'', `boot'')

2. [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

3. [Adjective]: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"

4. [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"

5. [Noun]: a comparatively long time; "this won''t take long"; "they haven''t been gone long"

6. [Adverb]: for an extended distance

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. planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

9. involving substantial risk; "long odds"

10. of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"

11. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"

12. (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"

13. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration

14. [Verb]: desire strongly or persistently

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