What does along mean?

Definitions for along
əˈlɔŋ, əˈlɒŋalong

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. along, on(adverb)

    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. along(adverb)

    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. along(adverb)

    to a more advanced state

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

  4. along(adverb)

    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. along(adverb)

    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. along(Adverb)

    In company; together.

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

  2. along(Adverb)

    Onward, forward, with progressive action.

    Don't stop here. Just move along.

  3. along(Preposition)

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

  4. along(Preposition)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Along(adverb)

    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. Along(adverb)

    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. Along(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce along?

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How to say along in sign language?

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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. J. Martin Kohe:

    Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.

  2. Angela Lansbury:

    People say to me,' Well, how can you play Jessica Fletcher and then you come along and play Madame Arcati ?' i say,' It's all about imagination.' That's what acting is, is imagination. If you don't have imagination, you're not going to want to play different roles. I've always wanted to attack roles that didn't appear to be something I'd ever done before.

  3. Jose Abreu:

    I thought it was the fan acting up on me. I didn't think anything of it, i just went along, until the building announcement came through the speakers and I just evacuated in the back of the building.

  4. Tony Blinken:

    Every step along the way, either knowingly or not, wittingly or not, President Trump has aided and abetted this effort at delegitimizing our institutions and our leaders.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    He would take walks every morning along the beach with his buddies who were all retired government officials and they would talk about politics, about how corruption must be fought and about justice, they would laugh and voice opinions and argue, and those conversations, even more than their actions, had such a strong influence on me in terms of learning to be responsible, to be honest, and to have integrity.

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