Meaning of “long” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /lɒŋ/

A1 having a large distance from one end to the other:

long, brown hair
long legs
a long dress
It's a long way to travel to work.

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A1 continuing for a large amount of time:

a long film/meeting
Have you been waiting a long time?

used when asking for or giving information about the distance or time of something:

It's about three metres long.
Most of the concerts are over three hours long.
How long do you want the skirt?
Do you know how long the film is?

A2 A long book or other piece of writing has a lot of pages or words:

→ See also in the long/short run

(Definition of “long adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)