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Oxford dictionary definition of the word long:
adjective (longer /ˈlɒŋgə/, longest /ˈlɒŋgɪst/)
1measuring a great distance from end to end:
a long corridor
long black hair
the queue for tickets was long
(after a measurement and in questions) measuring a specified distance from end to end:
a boat 150 feet long
(of a journey) covering a great distance:
I went for a long walk
(of a ball in sport) travelling a great distance, or further than expected or intended:
he tried to head a long ball back to the keeper
(of a garment or sleeves on a garment) covering the whole of a person’s legs or arms:
a sweater with long sleeves
he’s scarcely old enough to be in long trousers
of elongated shape:
shaped like a torpedo, long and thin
2lasting or taking a great amount of time:
a long and distinguished career
she took a long time to dress
(after a noun of duration and in questions) lasting or taking a specified amount of time:
a week-long course
the debates will be 90 minutes long
[attributive] seeming to last more time than is the case; lengthy:
serving long hours on the committee
(of a person’s memory) retaining things for a great amount of time.
3relatively great in extent:
write a long report
a long list of candidates
(after a noun of extent and in questions) having a specified extent:
the statement was three pages long
4 Phonetics (of a vowel) categorized as long with regard to quality and length (e.g. in standard British English the vowel /uː/ in food is long as distinct from the short vowel /ʊ/ in good).
Prosody (of a vowel or syllable) having the greater of the two recognized durations.
5(of odds or a chance) reflecting or representing a low level of probability:
winning against long odds
6 Finance (of shares, bonds, or other assets) bought in advance, with the expectation of a rise in price.
(of a broker or their position in the market) buying or based on long stocks.
(of a security) maturing at a distant date.
7(of a drink) large and refreshing, and in which alcohol, if present, is not concentrated.
8 (long on) informal well supplied with:
an industry that’s long on ideas but short on cash
1 [mass noun] a long period:
see you before long
it will not be for long
2a long sound such as a long signal in Morse code or a long vowel or syllable:
two longs and a short
3 (longs) Finance long-dated securities, especially gilts.
assets held in a long position.