Along A*long" (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang, along; pref. and- (akin to OFris. ond-, OHG. ant-, Ger. ent-, Goth. and-, anda-, L. ante, Gr. ?, Skr. anti, over against) + lang long. See {Long}.] 1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise. [1913 Webster]

Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward. [1913 Webster]

We will go along by the king's highway. --Numb. xxi. 22. [1913 Webster]

He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased us south along. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. In company; together. [1913 Webster]

He to England shall along with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{All along}, all through the course of; during the whole time; throughout. ``I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper.'' --Addison.

{To get along}, to get on; to make progress, as in business. ``She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.'' --Mrs. Stowe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • along — [ə lôŋ′] prep. [ME < OE andlang, along, by the side of < and , over against + lang, in length: see LONG1] 1. on or beside the length of; over or throughout the length of [we hiked along the trail; along the driveway there is a hedge] 2. in… …   English World dictionary

  • Along — A*long [AS. gelang owing to.] (Now heard only in the prep. phrase {along of}.) [1913 Webster] {Along of}, {Along on}, often shortened to {Long of}, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] On me is not along thin evil fare.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • along — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) moving in a constant direction on (a more or less horizontal surface). 2) extending in a more or less horizontal line on. 3) in or into company with others. ● along with Cf. ↑along with ● be (or come) along …   English terms dictionary

  • Along — A*long , prep. By the length of, as distinguished from across. Along the lowly lands. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The kine . . . went along the highway. 1 Sam. vi. 12. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • along — [adv1] ahead forth, forward, on, onward; concept 581 along [adv2] together with accompanying, additionally, also, as companion, as well, at same time, besides, coupled with, furthermore, in addition to, likewise, moreover, side by side,… …   New thesaurus

  • along — adverb coupled with, forward, in company with, in conjunction with, lengthwise, side by side, together, with Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Along — (baie d ) (Vinh Ha Long), baie du golfe du Tonkin (ou du Bac Bô), au N. E. de Haiphong. Elle est parsemée d innombrables blocs rocheux percés de grottes. Selon la légende, ce relief accidenté est dû au passage d un dragon (Long) qui descendit des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • along — O.E. andlang entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of, from and opposite, against (from P.Gmc. *andi , *anda from PIE *anti against, locative singular of *ant front, forehead; see ANTE (Cf. ante)) + lang long (see LONG …   Etymology dictionary

  • along — [[t]əlɒ̱ŋ, AM əlɔ͟ːŋ[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, along is used in phrasal verbs such as go along with , play along , and string along .) 1) PREP If you move or look along something such as a road, you move or look towards one end …   English dictionary

  • along — a|long1 W1S1 [əˈlɔŋ US əˈlo:ŋ] adv 1.) going forward ▪ I was driving along, thinking about Chris. ▪ a group of children walking along in a line 2.) go/come along to go or come to a place where something is happening ▪ You re welcome to come along …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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