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long adverb
1. 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 bedtime"
2. for an extended distance
long adjective
1. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
Antonyms: short
  • "a long life"
  • "a long boring speech"
  • "a long time"
  • "a long friendship"
  • "a long game"
  • "long ago"
  • "an hour long"
2. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
Antonyms: short
  • "a long road"
  • "a long distance"
  • "contained many long words"
  • "ten miles long"
3. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
Antonyms: short
  • "is long on coffee"
  • "a long position in gold"
4. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
Antonyms: short
  • "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
5. of relatively great height
  • "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson
  • "looked out the long French windows"
6. involving substantial risk
  • "long odds"
7. having or being more than normal or necessary
  • "long on brains"
  • "in long supply"
hanker verb
1. (desire) desire strongly or persistently
Related: long, yearn
retentive adjective
1. (mindful) good at remembering
Related: recollective, long, tenacious
Antonyms: unretentive
  • "a retentive mind"
  • "tenacious memory"
farseeing adjective
1. planning prudently for the future
Related: farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsighted
  • "large goals that required farsighted policies"
  • "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
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