long adjective - Definition in the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Portuguese translation of long

See all translations

long

adjective
 
/lɒŋ/
A1 having a large distance from one end to the other
longo, comprido
long hair long legs a long dress →  Opposite short
A1 continuing for a large amount of time
longo
a long movie →  Opposite short
a long time A1 a large amount of time
muito tempo
I waited for a long time. A long time passed without anything happenning.
A2 describes a piece of writing that has a lot of pages or words
longo, comprido
a long book
used when asking for or giving information about the distance or time of something
de comprimento
It’s about three metres long. The concert was three hours long. How long was the skirt? How long is the movie?
be long in the tooth to be old, often too old to do something
ser muito velho
He’s a bit long in the tooth to be wearing jeans, don’t you think?
(Definition of long adjective from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “long” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More