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 known direction.

    We go along the beach for a regular walk.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2021  
  2. 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  

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. Modern Round CFO Ron Miller:

    We are a one-of-kind virtual shooting entertainment concept. We combine high-tech gaming with uniquely designed laser technology-based replica firearms, along with top-of-the-line food, beverages and service. The concept is based on the ‘ savor, sip and shoot ’ experience of our guests, philosophically, people are looking for something to do — especially once they leave college.

  2. Lori Lightfoot:

    If people don't feel safe, literally nothing else matters, i know that, I own responsibility for that along with every other stakeholder in our city. We've got to be united and move forward together to address these issues.

  3. Thant Myint-U:

    Myanmar is a country already at war with itself, awash in weapons, with millions barely able to feed themselves, deeply divided along religious and ethnic lines.

  4. Zhao Yonggang:

    Some institutes have shown interest in developing products linked to the index, the index will move along with the market value of the 180 stocks on a daily basis, and we will adjust carbon-related factors every half-year.

  5. Johnny Cash:

    I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.

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