Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb long

1 sense of long

Sense 1
hanker, long, yearn -- (desire strongly or persistently)
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Antonyms of adj long

9 senses of long

Sense 1
long (vs. short) -- (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")

short (vs. long) -- (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months")
        => abbreviated, shortened, truncated -- (cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation")
        => brief -- (of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country")
        => clipped -- ((of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class accent")
        => fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary -- (lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse")
        => short and sweet (predicate) -- (dealt with very quickly; to the point; "the conference was short and sweet"; "make your statement short and sweet")
        => short-dated -- (of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption)
        => short-range -- (relating to the near future; "a short-range policy")
        => short-run, short-term -- (relating to or extending over a limited period; "short-run planning"; "a short-term lease"; "short-term credit")

Sense 2
long (vs. short) -- (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")

short (vs. long) -- ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss")
        => abbreviated, brief -- ((of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini")
        => close -- (used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut")
        => curtal -- ((obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail")
        => sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened -- (cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use")
        => shortish -- (somewhat short)
        => short-range -- (limited to short distances; "short-range planes"; "a short-range shot")
        => short-snouted -- (having a snout that is shorter than average)
        => snub -- (unusually short; "a snub nose")
        => stubby -- (short and blunt; "stubby fingers"; "a stubby pencil")
        => telescoped, shortened -- (shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream")
        => truncate, truncated -- (terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid")

Sense 3
long -- (of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows")

INDIRECT (VIA tall) -> short, little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")

Sense 4
retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious -- (good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory")


Sense 5
long (vs. short) -- (holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold")

short (vs. long) -- (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton")

Sense 6
long (vs. short) -- ((of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long")

short (vs. long) -- (of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short")

Sense 7
long -- (involving substantial risk; "long odds")

INDIRECT (VIA unsound) -> sound -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 8
farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsighted -- (planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues")

INDIRECT (VIA provident) -> improvident -- (not provident; not providing for the future)

Sense 9
long -- (having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply")

INDIRECT (VIA abundant) -> scarce -- (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought")

Similarity of adj long

9 senses of long

Sense 1
long (vs. short) -- (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")
       => agelong -- (lasting through all time; "agelong struggle for freedom")
       => bimestrial -- (two months long; lasting two months)
       => chronic, continuing -- (of long duration; "chronic money problems")
       => daylong -- (lasting through an entire day)
       => drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted -- (relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations")
       => durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived -- (existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship")
       => eight-day -- (lasting for eight days)
       => endless, eternal, interminable -- (tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon")
       => hourlong -- (lasting for an hour; "an hourlong examination")
       => lifelong, womb-to-tomb -- (continuing through life; "a lifelong friend"; "from lifelong habit"; "his lifelong study of Greek art")
       => long-acting -- (active over a long period of time)
       => long-dated -- (of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption)
       => longish -- (somewhat long)
       => long-life -- ((of perishable goods) treated to stay fresh longer than usual; "long-life milk")
       => longitudinal -- (over an extended time; "a longitudinal study of twins")
       => long-range -- (involving an extended span of time; "long-range goals")
       => long-run, long-term, semipermanent -- (relating to or extending over a relatively long time; "the long-run significance of the elections"; "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war"; "a long-term investment")
       => longstanding -- (having existed for a long time; "a longstanding friendship"; "the longstanding conflict")
       => monthlong -- (last through a month; "a monthlong stay in the hospital")
       => nightlong, all-night, overnight -- (lasting, open, or operating through the whole night; "a nightlong vigil"; "an all-night drugstore"; "an overnight trip")
       => perennial -- (lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness")
       => time-consuming -- (of a task that takes time and patience)
       => weeklong, seven-day -- (lasting through a week; "her weeklong vacation")
       => yearlong -- (lasting through a year; "attending yearlong courses")

Sense 2
long (vs. short) -- (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")
       => elongate, elongated -- (having notably more length than width; being long and slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame")
       => elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged -- (drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page")
       => extendible, extendable -- (capable of being lengthened)
       => far -- (being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek")
       => lank -- (long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair")
       => long-handled, pole-handled -- (having a long handle)
       => long-range -- (suitable for or reaching long distances; "long-range nuclear capability")
       => long-snouted -- (having a snout that is longer than average)
       => long-staple -- (having relatively long fibers; "long-staple cotton")
       => long-wool, long-wooled -- ((of sheep) having relatively long wool)
       => oblong -- (deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction)
       => polysyllabic, sesquipedalian -- ((of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; "sesquipedalian technical terms")
       => stretch (prenominal) -- (having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine")

Sense 3
long -- (of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows")
       => tall (vs. short) -- (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships")

Sense 4
retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious -- (good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory")
          Also See-> mindful#1, aware#2

Sense 5
long (vs. short) -- (holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold")

Sense 6
long (vs. short) -- ((of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long")

Sense 7
long -- (involving substantial risk; "long odds")
       => unsound (vs. sound) -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Sense 8
farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, prospicient, long, longsighted -- (planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues")
       => provident (vs. improvident) -- (providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education")

Sense 9
long -- (having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply")
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

Synonyms of adv long

2 senses of long

Sense 1
long -- (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")

Sense 2
long -- (for an extended distance)

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