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"


  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Alongadverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alongadverb

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

  2. Alongadverb

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

  3. Alongadverb

    in company; together

  4. Along

    by the length of, as distinguished from across

  5. Along

    (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

  6. 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.]


  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

  2. Logan

  3. logan

  4. longa

  5. gonal

  6. lango

  7. nogal

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  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. Hawaii County Civil Defense:

    Lava flow from Fissures 7 and 21 crossed into PGV property overnight and has now covered one well that was successfully plugged. That well, along with a second well 100 feet away, are stable and secured, and are being monitored. Also due to preventative measures, neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide.

  2. Shannen Doherty:

    One of the reasons, along with Luke Perry -- that I did' 90210' and didn't really tell anybody because I thought, people can look at that other people with stage 4 can work too. Like, you know, our life doesn't end the minute we get that diagnosis. We still have some living to do.

  3. Bobby Davidson:

    For instance, in Maryland, it is not required to have a carbon monoxide detector in the house, so, if you are planning a vacation along the Maryland shore, you should know the state requirements may not require a CO detector be installed in that particular rental facility.

  4. Michael Dowdall:

    It's a relatively quiet week. Everyone is getting geared up for the next when we have the Fed, ECB, BoJ making decisions, along with the Trump-Kim meeting, that's what people are really looking forward to, at this point, it's a quiet melt-up.

  5. Bradley Podliska:

    I was accused of a security violation along with several other people, when I asked him,' Hey, what here is classified, what classification manual did you use ?' he said,' I didn't use a classification manual.' I said,' Well, honestly ? Like you could have gotten that information from Wikipedia that I put in there. How is this classified ?' And he -- he backed down. He said,' Look, it's not classified, it's just sensitive information.' And I left it at that. And the next thing I know I was being charged with it for a security violation.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. foreordained
    • C. occlusive
    • D. incumbent

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