What does Along mean?

Definitions for Along
əˈlɔŋ, əˈlɒŋAlong

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. along, onadverb

    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"

  2. alongadverb

    in accompaniment or as a companion

    "his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father"

  3. alongadverb

    to a more advanced state

    "the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years"

  4. alongadverb

    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"

  5. alongadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. alongadverb

    In company; together.

    I am going to the store. Do you want to come along?

  2. alongadverb

    Onward, forward, with progressive action.

    Don't stop here. Just move along.

  3. alongpreposition

    By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.

  4. alongpreposition

    In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alongadverb

    by the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise

    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.]

  2. Alongadverb

    in a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward

    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.]

  3. Alongadverb

    in company; together

    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.]

  4. Along

    by the length of, as distinguished from across

    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.]

  5. Along

    (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.]

Freebase

  1. Along

    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

  1. Along

    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

  1. along

    [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. along

    A line with a known and visible direction.

    Along the beach iss a beautiful walkway for visitors.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  
  2. along

    A known direction.

    We go along the beach for a regular walk.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #804

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Written Corpus Frequency: #698

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Along' in Adverbs Frequency: #137

Anagrams for Along »

  1. anglo, Logan, logan, longa

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Along in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Along in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Along in a Sentence

  1. Sam Bennett:

    Because we’re so segregated, really I’ve only been paying attention to the North Division, i haven’t been able to watch or follow along that closely.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    Nothing has been decided. I haven't made any decisions about what I would support, and certainly the committee hasn't, the economy is moving along about as expected ... the labor market continues to be strong.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    I am leading the party, I am proud to lead the party, I am proud of the democracy of the party and of course I will go along with whatever decision the party comes to.

  4. Jesse Hunt:

    These particular members of Congress were in the cross hairs this past cycle ... these guys have been targeted by the DCCC right along and they have proven they can separate themselves, we have run on repealing and replacing Obamacare. We have won on that issue. All that Republicans are doing right now are fulfilling a promise they made to the Republican people.

  5. Raphael Warnock:

    If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, is reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of Whiteness, on full display this season.

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