Long Parliament
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 in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; -- opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide. [1913 Webster]

2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book. [1913 Webster]

3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching. [1913 Webster]

4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. [1913 Webster]

The we may us reserve both fresh and strong Against the tournament, which is not long. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

5. Having a length of the specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. Far-reaching; extensive. `` Long views.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See {Short}, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 22, 30. [1913 Webster]

8. (Finance & Com.) Having a supply of stocks or goods; prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp. when bought on a margin. Contrasted to {short}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Note: Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as, long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned, long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded, etc. [1913 Webster]

{In the long run}, in the whole course of things taken together; in the ultimate result; eventually.

{Long clam} (Zo["o]l.), the common clam ({Mya arenaria}) of the Northern United States and Canada; -- called also {soft-shell clam} and {long-neck clam}. See {Mya}.

{Long cloth}, a kind of cotton cloth of superior quality.

{Long clothes}, clothes worn by a young infant, extending below the feet.

{Long division}. (Math.) See {Division}.

{Long dozen}, one more than a dozen; thirteen.

{Long home}, the grave.

{Long measure}, {Long meter}. See under {Measure}, {Meter}.

{Long Parliament} (Eng. Hist.), the Parliament which assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell, April 20, 1653.

{Long price}, the full retail price.

{Long purple} (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed to be the {Orchis mascula}. --Dr. Prior.

{Long suit} (a) (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally more than three cards. --R. A. Proctor. (b) One's most important resource or source of strength; as, as an entertainer, her voice was her long suit.

{Long tom}. (a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of a vessel. (b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western U.S.] (c) (Zo["o]l.) The long-tailed titmouse.

{Long wall} (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam is removed and the roof allowed to fall in, as the work progresses, except where passages are needed.

{Of long}, a long time. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

{To be long of the market}, or {To go long of the market}, {To be on the long side of the market}, etc. (Stock Exchange), to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can demand stock on or before a certain day at a stipulated price; -- opposed to {short} in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short, etc. [Cant] See {Short}.

{To have a long head}, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind. [1913 Webster]


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  • Long Parliament — Parliament Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long Parliament — n. the English Parliament that met in 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened briefly in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   English World dictionary

  • Long Parliament — The Long Parliament is the name of the English Parliament called by Charles I, on 3 November 1640, [This article uses the Julian calendar with the start of year adjusted to 1 January (For a more detailed explanation, see )] following the Bishops… …   Wikipedia

  • Long Parliament — Eng. Hist. the Parliament that assembled November 3, 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660. * * * Session of the English Parliament summoned in November 1640 by Charles I, so named to distinguish it …   Universalium

  • Long Parliament — The name usually given to the parliament which met in November, 1640, under Charles I., and was dissolved by Cromwell on the 10th of April, 1653. The name Long Parliament is, however, also given to the parliament which met in 1661, after the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Long Parliament — The name usually given to the parliament which met in November, 1640, under Charles I., and was dissolved by Cromwell on the 10th of April, 1653. The name Long Parliament is, however, also given to the parliament which met in 1661, after the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Long Parliament — Long′ Par′liament n. why the English Parliament that assembled in 1640, was dismissed by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   From formal English to slang

  • Long Parliament — /lɒŋ ˈpaləmənt/ (say long pahluhmuhnt) noun the parliament summoned by Charles I that assembled on 3 November 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   Australian English dictionary

  • LONG PARLIAMENT —    the celebrated English Parliament which assembled 3rd November 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell 20th April 1653, and which was afterwards restored, and did not finally decease till 16th March 1660 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • long parliament — English Parliament (assembled on November 3rd 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reassembled in 1659 and dissolved in 1660) …   English contemporary dictionary

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