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.


  1. along

    Along is a preposition that refers to a movement or position next to, or in the company of, something or someone. It implies a parallel or accompanying relationship with someone or something in a linear direction.

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. Dante Disparte:

    We are focused on moving forward and continuing to build a strong association of some of the world's leading enterprises, social impact organizations and other stakeholders, although the makeup of the Association members may grow and change over time, the design principle of Libra's governance and technology, along with the open nature of this project ensures the Libra payment network will remain resilient.

  2. Tom Steigerwald:

    It's always diverse, but they always got along.

  3. Calleb Angira:

    The numbers (of users) are increasing both along the coast and in Nairobi and there is evidence that it is also spreading out to places like Kisumu, that is because the interventions we have are not enough.

  4. Judith Grimaldi:

    Success for some families is' I bought three years of good care for Mom in assisted living' and now she's moved along in her illness and it's time for skilled nursing care.

  5. Justin Buoen:

    Our campaign used the third quarter to make aggressive investments in our early state campaign infrastructure. These investments, along with stand-out debate performances from Senator Amy KlobucharA and effective organizing across the early states, enabled us to easily meet the debate thresholds for September and October and surpass the required unique donor number for the November debate, none of that would have been possible without the outpouring of grassroots support we received from Americans who believe in Amy's unifying, optimistic message.

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