Being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;
- "a long game"
- "an hour long"
- "a long friendship"
- "a long time"
- "a long life"
- "a long boring speech"
(phonetics) of speech sounds of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `beat', 'bath', `boot'); (prosody) used of syllables of relatively long duration
of relatively great height
- "looked out the long French windows"
- "a race of long gaunt men - Sherwood Anderson"
(of memory) having greater than average range
- "a long memory, especially for insults"
(finance) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
- "a long position in gold"
- "is long on coffee"
involving substantial risk
- "long odds"
for an extended distance
- "talked all night long"