Meaning of “along” in the English Dictionary

"along" in British English

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uk /əˈlɒŋ/ us /əˈlɑːŋ/

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

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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.

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uk /əˈlɒŋ/ us /əˈlɑːŋ/

along adverb (FORWARD)

B1 moving forward:

We were just walking along, chatting.

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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.

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(Definition of “along” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"along" in American English

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us /əˈlɔŋ/

along preposition (BESIDE)

in the same direction as, or beside:

We walked along the canal path.

Along also means at a particular point or continuing to go on:

My office is the third door along the hallway on the left.

alongadverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈlɔŋ/

along adverb [ not gradable ] (FORWARD)

toward a direction or goal; forward:

You wait ages for a bus, then three come along all at once.
How far along are you with your homework?

along adverb [ not gradable ] (WITH OTHERS)

with the person or persons already mentioned:

Why don’t you take him along?

(Definition of “along” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)