Longed
Long Long, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Longed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Longing}.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang long. See {Long}, a.] 1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after. [1913 Webster]

I long to see you. --Rom. i. 11. [1913 Webster]

I have longed after thy precepts. --Ps. cxix. 40. [1913 Webster]

I have longed for thy salvation. --Ps. cxix. 174. [1913 Webster]

Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • longed — lɔŋ /lÉ’Å‹ n. long period of time; long object; size for tall men v. yearn, desire, wish for, crave; pine, miss someone or something adj. continuing over a great distance; having a great height; extended, prolonged; tedious; broad,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • longed — golden …   Anagrams dictionary

  • longed — past of long …   Useful english dictionary

  • longed-for — adj [only before noun] a longed for thing or event is one that you want very much ▪ the birth of her first longed for child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • longed-for — longed ,for adjective MAINLY LITERARY wanted very much for a long time: a longed for reunion with her lover …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • longed-for — adjective greatly desired • Syn: ↑wished for, ↑yearned for • Similar to: ↑wanted * * * longed for UK US adjective mainly literary wanted very much for a long time a longed for reunion with her lover …   Useful english dictionary

  • longed-for — ADJ: ADJ n A longed for thing or event is one that someone wants very much. ...the wet weather that prevents your longed for picnic …   English dictionary

  • longed-for — UK / US adjective mainly literary wanted very much for a long time a longed for reunion with her lover …   English dictionary

  • longed for — yearned for, craved, desired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • longed for her — desired her, missed her very much, yearned for her …   English contemporary dictionary

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