Synonyms for long

Synonyms for (verb) long

Synonyms: long, hanker, yearn

Definition: desire strongly or persistently

Similar words: desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room

Synonyms for (adjective) long

Synonyms: long

Definition: having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"

Usage: in long supply

Similar words: abundant

Definition: present in great quantity

Usage: an abundant supply of water


Synonyms: long

Definition: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified

Usage: a long road; a long distance; contained many long words; ten miles long

Similar words: elongate, elongated

Definition: having notably more length than width; being long and slender

Usage: an elongate tail tapering to a point; the old man's gaunt and elongated frame


Similar words: elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged

Definition: drawn out or made longer spatially

Usage: Picasso's elongated Don Quixote; lengthened skirts are fashionable this year; the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes; a prolonged black line across the page


Similar words: extendable, extendible

Definition: capable of being lengthened


Similar words: far

Definition: being of a considerable distance or length

Usage: a far trek


Similar words: lank

Definition: long and thin and often limp

Usage: grown lank with fasting; lank mousy hair


Similar words: long-handled, pole-handled

Definition: having a long handle


Similar words: long-range

Definition: suitable for or reaching long distances

Usage: long-range nuclear capability


Similar words: long-snouted

Definition: having a snout that is longer than average


Similar words: long-staple

Definition: having relatively long fibers

Usage: long-staple cotton


Similar words: long-wool, long-wooled

Definition: (of sheep) having relatively long wool


Similar words: oblong

Definition: deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction


Similar words: polysyllabic, sesquipedalian

Definition: (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables

Usage: sesquipedalian technical terms


Similar words: stretch

Definition: having an elongated seating area

Usage: a stretch limousine


Synonyms: long

Definition: primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified

Usage: a long life; a long boring speech; a long time; a long friendship; a long game; long ago; an hour long

Similar words: agelong

Definition: lasting through all time

Usage: agelong struggle for freedom


Similar words: bimestrial

Definition: two months long; lasting two months


Similar words: continuing, chronic

Definition: of long duration

Usage: chronic money problems


Similar words: daylong

Definition: lasting through an entire day


Similar words: drawn-out, extended, lengthy, protracted, prolonged

Definition: relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

Usage: a drawn-out argument; an extended discussion; a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law; a prolonged and bitter struggle; protracted negotiations


Similar words: durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived

Definition: existing for a long time

Usage: hopes for a durable peace; a long-lasting friendship


Similar words: eight-day

Definition: lasting for eight days


Similar words: interminable, eternal, endless

Definition: tiresomely long; seemingly without end

Usage: endless debates; an endless conversation; the wait seemed eternal; eternal quarreling; an interminable sermon


Similar words: hourlong

Definition: lasting for an hour

Usage: an hourlong examination


Similar words: womb-to-tomb, lifelong

Definition: continuing through life

Usage: a lifelong friend; from lifelong habit; his lifelong study of Greek art


Similar words: long-acting

Definition: active over a long period of time


Similar words: long-dated

Definition: of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption


Similar words: longish

Definition: somewhat long


Similar words: long-life

Definition: (of perishable goods) treated to stay fresh longer than usual

Usage: long-life milk


Similar words: longitudinal

Definition: over an extended time

Usage: a longitudinal study of twins


Similar words: long-range

Definition: involving an extended span of time

Usage: long-range goals


Similar words: long-run, long-term, semipermanent

Definition: relating to or extending over a relatively long time

Usage: the long-run significance of the elections; the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war; a long-term investment


Similar words: longstanding

Definition: having existed for a long time

Usage: a longstanding friendship; the longstanding conflict


Similar words: monthlong

Definition: last through a month

Usage: a monthlong stay in the hospital


Similar words: nightlong, overnight, all-night

Definition: lasting, open, or operating through the whole night

Usage: a nightlong vigil; an all-night drugstore; an overnight trip


Similar words: perennial

Definition: lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal

Usage: perennial happiness


Similar words: time-consuming

Definition: of a task that takes time and patience


Similar words: seven-day, weeklong

Definition: lasting through a week

Usage: her weeklong vacation


Similar words: yearlong

Definition: lasting through a year

Usage: attending yearlong courses


Synonyms: prospicient, long, longsighted, farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful

Definition: planning prudently for the future

Usage: large goals that required farsighted policies; took a long view of the geopolitical issues

Similar words: provident

Definition: providing carefully for the future

Usage: wild squirrels are provident; a provident father plans for his children's education


Synonyms: long

Definition: involving substantial risk

Usage: long odds

Similar words: unsound

Definition: not sound financially

Usage: unsound banking practices


Synonyms: long

Definition: of relatively great height

Usage: a race of long gaunt men- Sherwood Anderson; looked out the long French windows

Similar words: tall

Definition: great in vertical dimension; high in stature

Usage: tall people; tall buildings; tall trees; tall ships