Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “along”

See all translations

along

preposition uk   /əˈlɒŋ/ us    /-ˈlɑːŋ/

along preposition (FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER)

A2 from one part of a road, river, etc. to another: a romantic walk along the beach/river
More examples

along preposition (NEXT TO)

B1 in a line next to something long: a row of houses along the river Cars were parked all along the road.
More examples

along preposition (AT A PARTICULAR PLACE)

B2 at a particular place on a road, river, etc.: Somewhere along this road there's a garage.

along

adverb uk   /əˈlɒŋ/ us    /-ˈlɑːŋ/

along adverb (FORWARD)

B1 moving forward: We were just walking along, chatting.
More examples

along adverb (WITH YOU)

B1 with you: Why don't you take him along with you when you go? I'll bring some food along and we can have a picnic.along with sb/sth B2 in addition to someone or something else: California, along with Florida and Hawaii, is among the most popular US tourist destinations.
More examples
(Definition of along from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of along?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “along” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More