What does Along mean?
Definitions for Along
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Along.
with a forward motion
"we drove along admiring the view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along"; "march on"
in accompaniment or as a companion
"his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father"
to a more advanced state
"the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years"
in addition (usually followed by `with')
"we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"
in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside')
"pass the word along"; "ran along beside me"; "cottages along by the river"
In company; together.
I am going to the store. Do you want to come along?
Onward, forward, with progressive action.
Don't stop here. Just move along.
By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: au longue, Fr.
Some rowl a mighty stone; some laid along,
And, bound with burning wires, on spokes of wheels are hung. John Dryden, Æneid vi.
A firebrand carried along, leaveth a train of light behind it. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 274.
Where Ufens glides along the lowly lands,
Or the black water of Pomptina stands. John Dryden, Æneid vii.
They were all along a cross, untoward sort of people. South.
Solomon, all along in his Proverbs, gives the title of fool to a wicked man. John Tillotson.
I your commission will forthwith dispatch,
And he to England shall along with you. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Hence then! and Evil go with thee along,
Thy offspring, to the place of evil, Hell;
Thou and thy wicked crew! John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi.
Religious zeal is subject to an excess, and to a defect, when something is mingled with it, which it should not have; or when it wants something that ought to go along with it. Thomas Sprat.
Command thy slaves: my free-born soul disdains
A tyrant’s curb; and restive breaks the reins.
Take this along; and no dispute shall rise
(Though mine the woman) for my ravish’d prize. Dryden.
Come then, my friend, my genius, come along,
Thou master of the poet and the song. Alexander Pope.
by the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise
in a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward
in company; together
by the length of, as distinguished from across
(Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
Etymology: [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.]
Along is a census town and headquarters of the West Siang district of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located about 150 km from Lilabari which is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Along is a valley and is extremely beautiful as far the scenic grandeur of this place is concerned. It has mountains all around with two rivers flowing through it – the Sipu and Yomgo. Both these rivers converge at Puwak Ghat and ultimately meet the Siang which is one of the biggest rivers in Arunachal Pradesh. There is an airport at Along serving remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh. The region is also famous for the works of bamboo and cane. Hats, cane vessels, hats, belts, bamboo mugs, carvings etc are very commonly found here. Besides this, shawls and jackets, shoulder bags, are also common here.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-long′, adv. by or through the length of: lengthwise: throughout: onward: (fol. by with) in company of.—prep. by the side of: near.—n.pl. Along′shore-men, labourers employed about the docks or wharves in the Thames and other rivers.—prep. Along′side, by the side, beside.—Along of, (arch. or dial.) owing to. [A.S. andlang—pfx. and-, against, and lang, Long.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
[Saxon]. Lengthwise.--Alongside, by the side of a ship; side by side.--Lying along, when the wind, being on the beam, presses the ship over to leeward with the press of sail; or, lying along the land.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #804
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Written Corpus Frequency: #698
Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Adverbs Frequency: #137
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The numerical value of Along in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Along in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Along in a Sentence
I walked beside the evening sea And dreamed a dream that could not be The waves that plunged along the shore Said only Dreamer, dream no more
I thought that the issue was done, but they waited a few months and removed me from working in basic training at the end of May 2013, my performance report was downgraded. The next year my performance report was downgraded again, along with my promotion recommendation, which caused me to be passed over for promotion twice and involuntarily separated from the Air Force in 2016.
Its been a wonderful experience because there was so much to be learned, we've been able to share this journey over many decades with the public. We could bring people along on the journey as we were discovering things at each of the flybys.
Our companies deal individually with their own labor and personnel decisions( except for the selection of Berkshire Hathaway CEO), i'm passing along your letter to the CEO of Precision Castparts, but making no recommendations to him as to any action. He is responsible for his business.
This case needs to move along.
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Translations for Along
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- покрай, заедно, край, по-нататъкBulgarian
- längs, entlang, weiterGerman
- [[μαζί]] [[με]]Greek
- a lo largo de, a lo largoSpanish
- mööda, pikiEstonian
- mukana, eteenpäin, pitkin, mukaanFinnish
- accompagné, le long deFrench
- air adhartScottish Gaelic
- hosszában, mentén, mellettHungarian
- երկայնքով, առաջArmenian
- di sepanjangIndonesian
- 을 따라서Korean
- заедно, долж, крај, понатаму, поMacedonian
- bersama, sepanjangMalay
- door, langs, meeDutch
- na całej długości, razem, wzdłużPolish
- conosco, por, junto, ao longo de, comigo, adiantePortuguese
- per lung, par lùng, per liungRomansh
- impreuna, de-a lungul, înainteRomanian
- вме́сте, вдоль, да́льше, вперёд, поRussian
- med, längsSwedish
- ตาม, ด้วยกันThai
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