long-distance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “long-distance” in the English Dictionary

"long-distance" in British English

See all translations

long-distanceadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ˌlɒŋˈdɪs.təns/ us   /ˌlɑːŋˈdɪs.təns/
B2 travelling a long way, or separated by a long distance: a long-distance runner long-distance lorry drivers a long-distance phone call

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of long-distance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"long-distance" in American English

See all translations

long-distanceadjective

us   /ˈlɔŋ ˈdɪs·t̬əns/
traveling or separated by a large distance: a long-distance phone call
(Definition of long-distance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"long-distance" in Business English

See all translations

long-distanceadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌlɒŋˈdɪstəns/ us   COMMUNICATIONS
relating to services, especially telecommunications, that connect places that are long way from each other: long-distance carrier/company/provider Some long-distance carriers are lobbying to gain equal access to mobile phone customers. On a typical weekday the company's long-distance network has about 2 million calls initiated every five minutes. A long-distance service that gives you a package on your most dialed numbers might save you money. He works as a long-distance truck driver . long-distance charges/rates
(Definition of long-distance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of long-distance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More