Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration

"The English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"

2.Definition: good at remembering

Related Adjective(s):recollective, retentive, tenacious

3.Definition: having or being more than normal or necessary

"Long on brains", "In long supply"

4.Definition: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices

"Is long on coffee", "A long position in gold"

5.Definition: involving substantial risk

"Long odds"

6.Definition: of relatively great height

"A race of long gaunt men", "Looked out the long French windows"

7.Definition: planning prudently for the future

"Took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

Related Adjective(s):farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, longsighted, prospicient

8.Definition: 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"

9.Definition: 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 long"

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