Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
“Russia is a large country.”
“The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.”
“He has a large collection of stamps.”
Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
Crossing the line of a ship’s course in a favorable direction; said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
A thousand dollars/pounds.
“Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.”
A large serving of something.
“One small coffee and two larges, please.”
Before the wind.
Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below.
“It’s a long way from the Earth to the Moon.”
Having great duration.
“The pyramids of Egypt have been around for a long time.”
Seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
Not short; tall.
Possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities or other financial instruments with the aim of benefiting of the expected rise in their value.
“I’m long in DuPont;”
“I have a long position in DuPont.”
Of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position).
That land beyond the baseline (and therefore is out).
“No! That forehand is longnb….”
Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
On account of, because of.
Over a great distance in space.
“He threw the ball long.”
For a particular duration.
“How long is it until the next bus arrives?”
For a long duration.
“Will this interview take long?”
“Paris has long been considered one of the most cultured cities in the world.”
A long vowel.
A long integer variable, twice the size of an int, two or four times the size of a short, and half of a long long.
“A long is typically 64 bits in a 32-bit environment.”
An entity with a long position in an asset.
“Every uptick made the longs cheer.”
A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
To take a long position in.
To await, aspire, desire greatly (something to occur or to be true)
“She longed for him to come back.”
To be appropriate to, to pertain or belong to.
of considerable or relatively great size, extent, or capacity
“add a large clove of garlic”
“the concert attracted large crowds”
“the jumper comes in small, medium, and large sizes”
pursuing a commercial activity on a significant scale
“many large investors are likely to take a different view”
of wide range or scope
“we can afford to take a larger view of the situation”
enjoy oneself in a lively way with drink or drugs and music
“he’s known in clubland for his capacity for larging it”
another term for free (sense 2 of the adverb)