- 1moving in a constant direction on (a more or less horizontal surface)
- 2extending in a more or less horizontal line on
Using along: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "along" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
We walked along the beach.
The fence runs along the edge of the property.
The road goes along the river.
along Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with along
I get along well with my coworkers.
pretend to agree or cooperate with someone's plan or idea, often in order to avoid an argument or conflict
I didn't really want to go to the party, but I played along with my friend's plan.
He's been stringing her along for months, making her think they have a future together.
Origins of along
from Old English 'gelang', meaning 'together with'
Summary: along in Brief
'Along' [əˈlɒŋ] is an adverb that describes movement in a constant direction on a horizontal surface or extension in a horizontal line. It is often used to describe physical movement, as in 'We walked along the beach,' or the position of an object, as in 'The fence runs along the edge of the property.' 'Along' also appears in phrases like 'get along,' meaning to have a good relationship with someone, and 'play along,' meaning to pretend to agree or cooperate with someone's plan or idea.