- 1measuring a great distance from end to end
- 2lasting or taking a great amount of time
- 3wanting or wishing for something very much
Using long: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "long" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The Great Wall of China is a long wall.
It's been a long time since we last saw each other.
I have a long list of things to do today.
She has long hair.
He took a long walk in the park.
long Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with long
It's a long shot, but I'm hoping to win the lottery.
She had a long face when she found out she didn't get the job.
Long time no see! How have you been?
Summary: long in Brief
The adjective 'long' [lɒŋ] describes something that measures a great distance from end to end, lasts or takes a great amount of time, or denotes a strong desire. Examples include 'The Great Wall of China is a long wall,' and 'It's been a long time since we last saw each other.' Phrases include 'long shot,' meaning a venture with low chances of success, and 'long time no see,' a greeting after a long absence.