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Translation of "long" - English-Spanish dictionary

long

adjective /loŋ/
measuring a great distance from one end to the other largo a long journey a long road She has long legs. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last largo The book took a long time to read a long conversation a long delay. measuring a certain amount in distance or time de largo, de duración The wire is two centimetres/centimeters long The television programme was just over an hour long. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time tarde Will you be long? reaching to a great distance in space or time bueno She has a long memory longways adverb in the direction of the length a lo largo, longitudinalmente The planks had to go into the lorry longways. long-distance adjective de larga distancia long-distance races a long-distance lorry-driver a long-distance telephone call. long-drawn-out adjective taking a needlessly long time interminable long-drawn-out discussions. longhand noun ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand. escritura a mano long house noun in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst indigenous North Americans. casa comunitaria long jump noun a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible salto de longitud She’s competing in the long jump. long-playing record noun ( usually abbreviated to LP) a record which plays for a long time. elepé long-range adjective able to reach a great distance de largo alcance long-range rockets. taking into consideration a long period of time a largo plazo a long-range weather forecast. long-sighted adjective having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly hipermétrope I have to wear glasses bcause I’m long-sighted. long-sightedness noun hipermetropía long-suffering adjective patiently enduring a great deal of trouble resignado I don’t know how his long-suffering wife puts up with him. long-winded adjective (of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long interminable He delivered a long-winded speech about the economy. as long as / so long as provided only that si, con tal que As/So long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter what you do. while; during the time that mientras As long as he’s here, I’ll have someone to help me run the business. before (very) long soon en breve, dentro de poco Come in and wait – he’ll be here before long! in the long run in the end a la larga We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual. the long and the short of it the whole story in a few words en resumidas cuentas The long and the short of it is that the goods will be delivered tomorrow. no longer not now as in the past ya no She no longer works here This cinema is no longer used. so long! (informal) goodbye! ¡hasta la vista!
(Definition of long from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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