English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial
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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"
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
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"
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
of relatively great height
"a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
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
retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective
good at remembering
"a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
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
holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
"is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
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
(of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
"the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"
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
involving substantial risk
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
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"
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
having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
"in long supply"
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
hanker, long, yearnadverb
desire strongly or persistently
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
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"
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
for an extended distance
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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to a great extent
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List of paraphrases for "long":
lengthy, lange, lang, langen, longer, prolonged, long-term, protracted, length, long-standing, largo, long-, time-consuming, longue, longstanding, lunga, extended, iong, extensive, cheung, loong, long-running, far, much, al-taweel, luong, along, long-staple, long-lasting, long-time, time
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How to use long in a sentence?
It left some things open, for example, who would assume environmental liabilities, and you're not going to be able to take advantage of the generation of wealth as much as in a long-term contract.
Although the process of getting to this day has been an ordeal, Bill is heartened that the system ultimately worked, even as The Democrats recognizes how often it fails others who are less fortunate. At long last, Bill looks forward to moving on from this case and continuing The Democrats life of service.
My life is one long curve, full of turning points.
A beautiful face cannot hide an ugly heart for long.
As we finish up flight tests we are concurrently completing development and rolling in incremental changes into the production aircraft, that does cause some schedule impacts as we get through flight test resolution. That concurrent approach, we think, it is by far the best answer for the company, our customers and our shareholders over the long run.
Translations for long
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- lang, verAfrikaans
- দীর্ঘ, লম্বাBengali
- llong, llunyà, enyorarCatalan, Valencian
- dlouho, daleko, dlouhý, přát, toužit, dychtitCzech
- дльгъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- lang, længe, længesDanish
- lang, sehnenGerman
- μακριά, πολύς, ώρα, έξω, πολύ, μακρύς, λαχταρώGreek
- lejos, largo, anhelar, desearSpanish
- pikk, kauaEstonian
- دراز, طولانیPersian
- pitkä, kauan, kauas, pitkäaikainen, ikävöidäFinnish
- leingi, langurFaroese
- temps, long, longtemps, aspirerFrench
- fada, a dh'fhaid, miannaichScottish Gaelic
- लम्बा, लंबाHindi
- hosszú, vágyikHungarian
- langur, langt, lengi, þráIcelandic
- lungo, distante, tempo, bramareItalian
- 오래되다, 길게, 길다, 멀리Korean
- hesret, bêrîKurdish
- longus, diuLatin
- ilga, ilgasLithuanian
- garš, gara, ilgsLatvian
- lama, panjangMalay
- lang, verlangenDutch
- lang, lengteNorwegian
- długo, długi, wzdychać, pragnąć, tęsknićPolish
- comprido, distante, longo, ansiar, suspirarPortuguese
- lung, doriRomanian
- до́лго, дли́нный, до́лгий, далеко́Russian
- дуг, dug, чезнути, čeznutiSerbo-Croatian
- dlhý, túžiť, cnieťSlovak
- gjatë, dëshironAlbanian
- lång, länge, långt, långsmal, längtaSwedish
- ยาวนาน, ยาวThai
- до́вгий, довгийUkrainian
- dài, lâuVietnamese
- longue, longWalloon
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