• Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point .
  • Having great duration.
  • Seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
  • Not short; tall.
  • Possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities or other financial instruments with the aim of benefiting of the expected rise in their value.
  • Of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position).
  • Landing beyond the baseline, and therefore deemed to be out.
  • Of betting odds, offering a very large return for a small wager.
  • Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
  • On account of, because of.





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  • From Middle English long, lang, from Old English long, lang, from Proto-West Germanic *lang, from Proto-Germanic *langaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dlongʰos. Cognate with Scots lang ("long"), North Frisian long, lung, Saterland Frisian loang ("long"), Norwegian, West Frisian, Dutch and German lang ("long"), Swedish lång ("long"), Icelandic langur ("long"), Galician longo ("long"), Spanish luengo ("long"), Latin longus ("long"), Russian дли́нный. Not a loan from French long, which is an inherited cognate from the exact same form. lungo.
  • From Middle English longe, lange, from Old English longe, lange, from the adjective (see above).
  • From Middle English longen, from Old English langian ("to long for, yearn after, grieve for, be pained, lengthen, grow longer, summon, belong"), from Proto-Germanic *langōną ("to desire, long for"), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- ("to be easy, be quick, jump, move around, vary"). Cognate with German langen ("to reach, be sufficient"), Swedish langa ("to push, pass by hand"), Icelandic langa ("to want, desire"), Dutch, German verlangen ("to desire, want, long for").
  • From Middle English long, lang, an aphetic form of Middle English ilong, ylong, from Old English ġelong, ġelang; the verb later reinterpreted as an aphetic form of belong.
  • Shortening of longitude
  • From Middle English longen, from Old English langian, from Old English *lang, which is of uncertain origin yet related to Old English ġelang, Old Saxon gilang.

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