What is another word for long?

Synonyms for long
lɔŋ, lɒŋ; ˈlɔŋ gər, ˈlɒŋ-; ˈlɔŋ gɪst, ˈlɒŋ-long

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. long

    Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.

    Synonyms:
    abundant, ample, big, broad, bulky, capacious, coarse, colossal, commodious, considerable, enormous, extensive, gigantic, grand, great, huge, immense, large, massive, spacious, vast, wide

    Antonyms:
    brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. long

    Synonyms:
    protracted, produced, dilatory, lengthy, tedious, prolix, extensive, diffuse, far-reaching

    Antonyms:
    short, curt, curtailed, brief, speedy, quick, concise, condensed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. longadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    clipped, short, short-range, short-run, abbreviated, sound, truncate, short-term, brief, short and sweet(p), fugitive, stubby, shortened, momentary, scarce, telescoped, close, snub, momentaneous, sawn-off, fleeting, short-snouted, sawed-off, improvident, little, truncated, shortish, short-dated, curtal

  2. longadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    abbreviated, short-range, truncated, short, brief, snub, close, momentaneous, sawn-off, stubby, short-snouted, sound, telescoped, short-run, fleeting, improvident, shortened, shortish, momentary, little, short-dated, scarce, sawed-off, truncate, clipped, short and sweet(p), short-term, curtal, fugitive

  3. longadjective

    of relatively great height

    "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    short-snouted, momentaneous, short, fleeting, brief, short-run, short and sweet(p), short-range, snub, scarce, abbreviated, shortened, telescoped, short-term, sawed-off, momentary, curtal, little, truncate, improvident, shortish, short-dated, sawn-off, close, clipped, fugitive, truncated, sound, stubby

  4. retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, persistent, tenacious, dour, foresightful, retentive, farseeing, coherent, foresighted, longsighted, dogged, unyielding, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    fugitive, improvident, shortened, brief, short, curtal, short and sweet(p), truncated, fleeting, short-term, close, sawed-off, stubby, momentaneous, short-dated, little, snub, clipped, truncate, abbreviated, short-snouted, short-run, sound, short-range, telescoped, momentary, scarce, shortish, sawn-off

  5. longadjective

    holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices

    "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    stubby, sawed-off, little, short, shortened, truncate, shortish, short-range, clipped, sawn-off, snub, fleeting, short-run, short and sweet(p), abbreviated, curtal, short-dated, brief, fugitive, close, sound, truncated, momentary, telescoped, improvident, momentaneous, scarce, short-snouted, short-term

  6. longadjective

    (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration

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

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    short and sweet(p), shortened, short, truncated, sound, short-range, sawed-off, short-snouted, shortish, improvident, little, curtal, momentary, short-run, brief, fugitive, fleeting, scarce, sawn-off, close, abbreviated, clipped, short-term, truncate, short-dated, telescoped, stubby, snub, momentaneous

  7. longadjective

    involving substantial risk

    "long odds"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    brief, short, momentaneous, short-run, scarce, short and sweet(p), short-term, close, telescoped, curtal, fleeting, fugitive, shortened, sawn-off, sawed-off, truncated, short-range, short-dated, abbreviated, snub, shortish, short-snouted, clipped, momentary, sound, stubby, truncate, little, improvident

  8. farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsightedadjective

    planning prudently for the future

    "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, retentive, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, presbyopic, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted, eagle-eyed, keen-sighted

    Antonyms:
    short-run, snub, clipped, truncate, brief, short, curtal, fleeting, sound, sawed-off, short-range, scarce, shortened, momentary, abbreviated, shortish, short-dated, truncated, short and sweet(p), improvident, close, stubby, fugitive, momentaneous, short-snouted, telescoped, short-term, sawn-off, little

  9. longverb

    having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"

    "in long supply"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, tenacious, foresighted, retentive, farseeing, foresightful, longsighted

    Antonyms:
    fleeting, short-term, shortened, curtal, short, sawed-off, sawn-off, shortish, close, abbreviated, stubby, short-range, snub, truncated, momentary, scarce, brief, clipped, short-dated, little, telescoped, momentaneous, short-snouted, short and sweet(p), improvident, short-run, fugitive, sound, truncate

  10. hanker, long, yearnadverb

    desire strongly or persistently

    Synonyms:
    yearn, yen, pine, ache, hanker, languish

    Antonyms:
    close, little, brief, shortened, short-dated, short-run, stubby, short-term, short-range, curtal, truncate, short, truncated, sawn-off, scarce, sound, momentary, abbreviated, sawed-off, fleeting, short and sweet(p), momentaneous, improvident, short-snouted, shortish, telescoped, snub, clipped, fugitive

  11. longadverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    truncated, short-dated, short, shortish, momentaneous, little, scarce, fugitive, short-run, snub, improvident, stubby, brief, abbreviated, short-term, short-range, clipped, fleeting, sawn-off, shortened, sound, short and sweet(p), sawed-off, short-snouted, curtal, close, truncate, momentary, telescoped

  12. longadverb

    for an extended distance

    Antonyms:
    clipped, curtal, abbreviated, short-run, brief, short, momentary, truncated, short-range, shortened, fugitive, telescoped, stubby, sawed-off, improvident, momentaneous, sawn-off, short-dated, scarce, fleeting, short and sweet(p), close, little, snub, truncate, sound, shortish, short-term, short-snouted

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    extended, lengthy, not short

  2. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    protracted, prolonged, long-winded, spun out

  3. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    slow, dilatory, slack, lingering, tardy, not quick

  4. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    to a great extent

  5. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    a long time, for a long time

  6. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    throughout, all along

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. longadjective

    Synonyms:
    protracted, prolonged, lengthy, extended, lingering, extensive, inclusive, tedious, prolix, wordy, long-spun diffuse

  2. longverb

    Synonyms:
    yearn for, hanker after, crave

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How to use long in a sentence?

  1. Scott Kelly:

    It’s a long time, you know, it really is, a year of doing anything is a really long time.

  2. Uriel Lynn:

    If I say you can write, write! You know how long it takes me to write something like that? Slow down.... I am very impressed.

  3. Mari Tufts:

    I've always been different, and it took me a long time to love my kind of different. But through all my doubts and all hard times I kept a hold of one single phrase a teacher told me when I was 11."They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same." And I've been laughing ever since

  4. Khaled Bahah:

    We need the ceasefire to continue for long, not just for a few days, but it depends on the operation on the ground, there is an effort for an extension, but it depends on how it is on the ground. But it's our wish from the government side that we need to extend it.

  5. Henrik Pontzen:

    It will be decisive in the medium and long run, how fast companies can adjust their energy supply, modify business models and to what degree they can pass on additional costs to consumers.

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