He longed desperately to be back at home.


They were the words she had secretly longed to hear.


She had always longed to travel to other countries.


He hated the city and longed for the mountains.

be, look, seem

That dress looks a little long to me.


My hair had grown long.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

His drive to work is fairly long.

awfully, exceptionally, incredibly
excessively, overly (esp. AmE)

At 900 pages, the book is overly long.


an unusually long pause

impossibly (esp. AmE), ridiculously

a pair of impossibly long legs

a little, slightly, etc.

Are you sure two hours will be long enough?

Long is used with these nouns: ↑absence, ↑afternoon, ↑answer, ↑arc, ↑ascent, ↑association, ↑ball, ↑bang, ↑bath, ↑battle, ↑beak, ↑bench, ↑blast, ↑breakfast, ↑breath, ↑call, ↑campaign, ↑career, ↑chain, ↑chase, ↑chat, ↑claw, ↑climb, ↑coastline, ↑coat, ↑column, ↑conversation, ↑cord, ↑corridor, ↑courtship, ↑crack, ↑curl, ↑cut, ↑day, ↑debate, ↑delay, ↑deliberation, ↑descent, ↑description, ↑detour, ↑discussion, ↑distance, ↑division, ↑document, ↑dress, ↑drink, ↑drive, ↑driveway, ↑drop, ↑drought, ↑duration, ↑ear, ↑embrace, ↑endurance, ↑engagement, ↑evening, ↑excerpt, ↑exile, ↑expanse, ↑experience, ↑explanation, ↑exposure, ↑extract, ↑eyelash, ↑face, ↑fang, ↑fast, ↑feud, ↑fight, ↑film, ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑flex, ↑flight, ↑friendship, ↑fringe, ↑fuse, ↑gallery, ↑gap, ↑gash, ↑glove, ↑gown, ↑grass, ↑groan, ↑gulp, ↑hair, ↑hallway, ↑handle, ↑haul, ↑hibernation, ↑hike, ↑hill, ↑history, ↑honeymoon, ↑hour, ↑howl, ↑illness, ↑interval, ↑job, ↑journey, ↑jump, ↑kiss, ↑knife, ↑labour, ↑ladder, ↑lapse, ↑lease, ↑lecture, ↑leg, ↑lens, ↑letter, ↑life, ↑lifetime, ↑limb, ↑limousine, ↑line, ↑list, ↑lull, ↑lunch, ↑mane, ↑march, ↑meeting, ↑memory, ↑minute, ↑moment, ↑monologue, ↑moustache, ↑nail, ↑nap, ↑neck, ↑needle, ↑night, ↑nightmare, ↑nose, ↑odds, ↑ordeal, ↑ovation, ↑overcoat, ↑pants, ↑parenthesis, ↑pass, ↑passage, ↑path, ↑pause, ↑pedigree, ↑period, ↑piece, ↑poem, ↑post, ↑process, ↑procession, ↑puff, ↑pull, ↑queue, ↑résumé, ↑rally, ↑range, ↑reach, ↑recession, ↑record, ↑residence, ↑rest, ↑ribbon, ↑ride, ↑river, ↑road, ↑robe, ↑round, ↑route, ↑row, ↑run, ↑saga, ↑scar, ↑scarf, ↑scratch, ↑section, ↑sentence, ↑separation, ↑sequence, ↑series, ↑sermon, ↑service, ↑session, ↑shadow, ↑shift, ↑shorts, ↑shot, ↑sickness, ↑siege, ↑sigh, ↑silence, ↑sip, ↑skirt, ↑sleep, ↑sleeve, ↑slide, ↑slope, ↑sniff, ↑sock, ↑solo, ↑space, ↑span, ↑speech, ↑spell, ↑standing, ↑stay, ↑stem, ↑stick, ↑stint, ↑stop, ↑strand, ↑stretch, ↑stride, ↑strike, ↑strip, ↑stroke, ↑stroll, ↑struggle, ↑succession, ↑summer, ↑suspension, ↑sweep, ↑swig, ↑swim, ↑sword, ↑syllable, ↑table, ↑tail, ↑tale, ↑talk, ↑tenure, ↑term, ↑terrace, ↑think, ↑time, ↑title, ↑tongue, ↑tour, ↑tradition, ↑trail, ↑trek, ↑trip, ↑trousers, ↑tunnel, ↑underwear, ↑vacation, ↑valley, ↑view, ↑visit, ↑vowel, ↑voyage, ↑wait, ↑walk, ↑wall, ↑war, ↑wavelength, ↑way, ↑week, ↑weekend, ↑while, ↑whistle, ↑window, ↑wing, ↑winter, ↑word, ↑year
Long is used with these adjectives: ↑defunct, ↑extinct, ↑interested, ↑overdue
Long is used with these verbs: ↑believe, ↑cease, ↑dream, ↑kiss, ↑last, ↑linger, ↑regard, ↑sleep, ↑survive, ↑wait

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • long — long, longue [ lɔ̃, lɔ̃g ] adj., n. m. et adv. • Xe temporel; lat. longus I ♦ Adj. A ♦ (1080 lonc) dans l espace 1 ♦ (Av. le nom) Qui a une étendue supérieure à la moyenne dans le sens de la longueur. ⇒ grand. Une longue tige. Un long fil. De… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • long — long, ongue (lon ; lon gh ; le g devant une consonne ne se prononce pas : un lon chemin ; devant une voyelle ou une h muette il se lie et se prononce comme un k ; un lon k espoir ; au pluriel, l s se lie : les lon z espoirs) adj. 1°   Qui s étend …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • long — LONG, Longue. adj. Il se dit d un corps consideré seulement dans l extension qu il a d un bout à l autre. Un champ long & estroit. ce jardin est long, plus long que large. un baston long de tant de pieds. ce chemin est bien long. le cours du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Long — Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn out… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lóng — Long Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • long — long1 [lôŋ] adj. [ME < OE, akin to Ger lang < Gmc * lango > ON langr, Goth laggs: ? akin to L longus] 1. measuring much from end to end in space or from beginning to end in time; not short or brief 2. measured from end to end rather than …   English World dictionary

  • Long — Long, Long, Long Long, Long, Long Песня The Beatles с альбома «The Beatles» Выпущена 22 ноября 1968 года …   Википедия

  • long — Ⅰ. long [1] ► ADJECTIVE (longer, longest) 1) of a great distance or duration. 2) relatively great in extent. 3) having a specified length, distance, or duration. 4) (of a ball in sport) travelling a great distance, or further than expected …   English terms dictionary

  • long — Long, Longus, Oblongus, Productus. Long temps devant, Multo ante. Long temps apres, Multo post. Il s est teu long temps, Multum tacuit. Fort long, Perlongus, Praelongus. Fort long et haut, Procerus. Long d un pied et demy, Longum sesquipede,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Long — steht für: Long (Familienname), der Familienname Long den Kreis Long in Baoji in der chinesischen Provinz Shaanxi, siehe Long (Baoji) Long (Mythologie), eine Drachenfigur in der chinesischen Mythologie Long und Short, eine Käufer Position in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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