along

  • 1 along — [ə lôŋ′] prep. [ME < OE andlang, along, by the side of < and , over against + lang, in length: see LONG1] 1. on or beside the length of; over or throughout the length of [we hiked along the trail; along the driveway there is a hedge] 2. in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Along — A*long (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang, along; pref. and (akin to OFris. ond , OHG. ant , Ger. ent , Goth. and , anda , L. ante, Gr. ?, Skr. anti, over against) + lang long. See {Long}.] 1. By the length; in a line with the length; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Along — A*long [AS. gelang owing to.] (Now heard only in the prep. phrase {along of}.) [1913 Webster] {Along of}, {Along on}, often shortened to {Long of}, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] On me is not along thin evil fare.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 along — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) moving in a constant direction on (a more or less horizontal surface). 2) extending in a more or less horizontal line on. 3) in or into company with others. ● along with Cf. ↑along with ● be (or come) along …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Along — A*long , prep. By the length of, as distinguished from across. Along the lowly lands. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The kine . . . went along the highway. 1 Sam. vi. 12. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 along — [adv1] ahead forth, forward, on, onward; concept 581 along [adv2] together with accompanying, additionally, also, as companion, as well, at same time, besides, coupled with, furthermore, in addition to, likewise, moreover, side by side,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 along — adverb coupled with, forward, in company with, in conjunction with, lengthwise, side by side, together, with Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 Along — (baie d ) (Vinh Ha Long), baie du golfe du Tonkin (ou du Bac Bô), au N. E. de Haiphong. Elle est parsemée d innombrables blocs rocheux percés de grottes. Selon la légende, ce relief accidenté est dû au passage d un dragon (Long) qui descendit des …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9 along — O.E. andlang entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of, from and opposite, against (from P.Gmc. *andi , *anda from PIE *anti against, locative singular of *ant front, forehead; see ANTE (Cf. ante)) + lang long (see LONG …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 along — [[t]əlɒ̱ŋ, AM əlɔ͟ːŋ[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, along is used in phrasal verbs such as go along with , play along , and string along .) 1) PREP If you move or look along something such as a road, you move or look towards one end …

    English dictionary

  • 11 along — a|long1 W1S1 [əˈlɔŋ US əˈlo:ŋ] adv 1.) going forward ▪ I was driving along, thinking about Chris. ▪ a group of children walking along in a line 2.) go/come along to go or come to a place where something is happening ▪ You re welcome to come along …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 along — 1 adverb 1 if someone or something moves along, they move forward: I was driving along, thinking about Christmas. | He showed me the notes he had made as we went along. 2 go/come/be along to go or come to the place where something is happening,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 along — /euh lawng , euh long /, prep. 1. through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf. 2. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I… …

    Universalium

  • 14 along — a|long [ ə lɔŋ ] function word *** Along can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Go along South Street and turn left. as an adverb (without a following noun): Can I bring the children along? 1. ) moving on or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 along */*/*/ — UK [əˈlɒŋ] / US [əˈlɔŋ] adverb, preposition Summary: Along can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Go along South Street and turn left. as an adverb (without a following noun): Can I bring the children along? 1)… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 along — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English andlang, from and against + lang long more at ante Date: before 12th century 1. in a line matching the length or direction of < walking along the road >; also at a point or points on < a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 along*/*/*/ — [əˈlɒŋ] grammar word summary: Along can be: ■ a preposition: Go along South Street and turn left. ■ an adverb: Can I bring the children along? 1) moving forwards on a line, path, or near the edge of something Mrs Barnes was hurrying along the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 along — /əˈlɒŋ / (say uh long) preposition 1. implying motion or direction through or by the length of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a road. 2. by the length of; parallel to or in a line with the length of: a row of poppies along the path …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 along — 1. preposition /əˈlɒŋ,əˈlɔŋ/ a) By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise. They were waiting for me in the drawing room, which is a very large room, stretching along the entire front of the house, with three long windows reaching down… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 along — a•long [[t]əˈlɔŋ, əˈlɒŋ[/t]] prep. 1) over the length or direction of: walking along the highway[/ex] 2) in the course of: I lost my hat along the way[/ex] 3) in conformity or accordance with: along the lines suggested[/ex] 4) parallel in the… …

    From formal English to slang