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 Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes

  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.

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

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. long

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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

    yearn, yen, pine, ache, hanker, languish

    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"

    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

    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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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthlyadjective

    for a long period of time

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. longadjective

    extended, lengthy, not short

  2. longadjective

    protracted, prolonged, long-winded, spun out

  3. longadjective

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

  4. longadjective

    to a great extent

  5. longadjective

    a long time, for a long time

  6. longadjective

    throughout, all along

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. longadjective

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

  2. longverb

    yearn for, hanker after, crave

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  1. William McManus:

    I was told [the woman killed] has been in this neighborhood for quite a long time. She has a history of mental illness and she’s had some issues with other folks on the block.

  2. Nicholas Hoult:

    We spent a few days in a hotel room doing these...trust and acting exercises, it's weird, you don't often stare into people's eyes that long and when you do...you really quickly start to pick up on micro-expressions or whatever they give off and feelings perhaps and you just link up in a way.

  3. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    Unless there is a suitable faulty developed in the audience's mind, the speaker will not be understood. So the teacher/speaker should not get irritated when her student/audience takes long time to understand or perceive reality.

  4. Sarah Whitey:

    It was like a tsunami, the only thing I was thinking of was, I don't want my son to drown, I don't want my son to drown. I just wanted to keep him up, so I just held onto that pram as long as I could.

  5. Brendon Weaver:

    People were saying things about us online, writing pages and pages and pages before we even had a product, they thought they had us figured out. Consumers have been lied to so much and for so long that they just don’t believe a company can be honest anymore.

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