long

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɒŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɔŋ, lɑŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lông, long)

Inflections of 'long' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
longer
adj comparative
longest
adj superlative
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long

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. have not seen you for such a long time!
  2. has been a long time since
  3. a long (long) time ago
  4. is not long enough (time) to
  5. is [two] inches long
  6. is a long [movie, book]
  7. have a long [drive, haul] ahead of us
  8. have a long [time, way to go] before
  9. long, [straight, curly, wavy] hair
  10. long [fingers, ears, feet, hair]
  11. a long [garden, room, table, wire]
  12. is long enough to [reach, stretch] (to)
  13. long enough to [play, seat eight]
  14. long enough for [eight]
  15. is not quite long enough [to, for]
  16. (a list) longer than your arm
  17. has a long history in [production, agriculture]
  18. lived a long (and happy) life
  19. a long period of [recession, unrest]
  20. has been [working, putting in] long hours
  21. [was, has been] a long [week, day]
  22. in the long [term, run]
  23. run long distance
  24. [can, able to] run long distances (without)
  25. (I know) it's a long shot, but
  26. is a long way [down, to]
  27. go the long way around
  28. UK: long trousers
  29. long pants
  30. long and skinny
  31. are in it for the long haul
  32. am playing the long game
  33. [sent away, went to jail] for a long stretch
  34. to [make, cut] a long story short
  35. is long overdue
  36. long may it continue
adv
  1. have not seen you for so long!
  2. it won't be long [now, until]
  3. I won't be (very) long
  4. not long to go [before, until]
  5. not long now!
  6. not much longer
  7. [took, went on] (for) too long
  8. takes too long to [read, make, start up, sync]
  9. [this, it] won't take long
  10. can't [take it, wait] any longer
  11. is no longer
  12. not any longer
  13. how long have you [lived here, been married]?
  14. how long is [this movie, the coastline]?
  15. [hit, threw] the [ball, pass] long
  16. I have long [thought, suspected]
v
  1. long to [see, hear, return to, have, feel, know]
  2. long to be with you (again)
  3. I am longing to [see, be with] you
  4. longed [my entire life, for years and years] to
  5. longed for her to [kiss, phone] him
  6. longing for [home, his embrace, the day]
  7. long in [vain, misery, desperation]
  8. longed [passionately, ardently, desperately]
  9. [prayed, cried, hoped] and longed
n
  1. the long and the short of it is
  2. won't be [away, gone, on the phone] for long
  3. will [be there, arrive] before long
  4. [two, three] longs and [two] shorts
  5. finance: [sell, trade, hold on to] longs
additional examples
  1. long to [see, hear, return to, have, feel, know]
  2. the long and the short of it is
  3. have not seen you for so long!
  4. long to be with you (again)
  5. won't be [away, gone, on the phone] for long
  6. have not seen you for such a long time!
  7. I am longing to [see, be with] you
  8. will [be there, arrive] before long
  9. has been a long time since
  10. longed [my entire life, for years and years] to
  11. [two, three] longs and [two] shorts
  12. a long (long) time ago
  13. longed for her to [kiss, phone] him
  14. finance: [sell, trade, hold on to] longs
  15. is not long enough (time) to
  16. longing for [home, his embrace, the day]
  17. will [finish, die] before long
  18. long in [vain, misery, desperation]
  19. it won't be long [now, until]
  20. longed [passionately, ardently, desperately]
  21. I won't be (very) long
  22. [prayed, cried, hoped] and longed
  23. not long to go [before, until]
  24. not long now!
  25. not much longer
  26. [took, went on] (for) too long
  27. takes too long to [read, make, start up, sync]
  28. [this, it] won't take long
  29. can't [take it, wait] any longer
  30. is no longer
  31. not any longer
  32. how long have you [lived here, been married]?
  33. how long is [this movie, the coastline]?
  34. is [two] inches long
  35. is a long [movie, book]
  36. have a long [drive, haul] ahead of us
  37. have a long [time, way to go] before
  38. long, [straight, curly, wavy] hair
  39. long [fingers, ears, feet, hair]
  40. a long [garden, room, table, wire]
  41. is long enough to [reach, stretch] (to)
  42. long enough to [play, seat eight]
  43. long enough for [eight]
  44. is not quite long enough [to, for]
  45. (a list) longer than your arm
  46. has a long history in [production, agriculture]
  47. lived a long (and happy) life
  48. a long period of [recession, unrest]
  49. has been [working, putting in] long hours
  50. [was, has been] a long [week, day]
  51. in the long [term, run]
  52. the long-term consequences
  53. long-term [parking, storage, care]
  54. a long-standing [debate, rivalry, friendship, agreement]
  55. his long-suffering [wife, parents]
  56. long-distance [calls, runner]
  57. run long distance
  58. [can, able to] run long distances (without)
  59. (I know) it's a long shot, but
  60. is a long way [down, to]
  61. go the long way around
  62. long-sleeve shirt
  63. UK: long trousers
  64. long pants
  65. long-range [transportation, rifle]
  66. long and skinny
  67. are in it for the long haul
  68. am playing the long game
  69. [sent away, went to jail] for a long stretch
  70. long-lost [brother, manuscript]
  71. to [make, cut] a long story short
  72. [hit, threw] the [ball, pass] long
  73. is long overdue
  74. I have long [thought, suspected]
  75. long may it continue
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