lang

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See also: lång, lāng, láng, lǎng, làng, and Lang

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lang (plural langs)

  1. Abbreviation of language

Adjective[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

lang (comparative langer, superlative langest)

  1. (obsolete) long

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Alemannic German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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lang (comparative lenger, superlative lengscht)

  1. long
  2. tall, high

Declension[edit]

Declension of lang
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative/accusative langi langi langi lange
dative lange lange lange lange
Strong inflection nominative/accusative lange langi langs langi
dative lange lange lange lange

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse langr, from Proto-Germanic, from Proto-Indo-European *dluh₂gʰó- (long).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lanɡ/, [lɑŋˀ]

Adjective[edit]

lang (neuter langt, definite and plural lange, comparative længere, superlative længst)

  1. long (having great distance)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *lang, from Proto-Germanic *langaz.

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Adjective[edit]

lang (comparative langer, superlative langst)

  1. long
    Het was een lange dag.
    I was a long day.
  2. tall
    Een lange man.
    A tall man.
  3. long (time), lengthy, a long time
    Het duurt lang.
    It takes a long time.
    Wie heeft het langst gespeeld?
    Who played longest?

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German lang, from Proto-Germanic *langaz.

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lang (comparative länger, superlative am längsten)

  1. long
  2. tall, high, lofty
  3. lengthy (time)

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Adverb[edit]

lang

  1. (chiefly colloquial, but also found in formal style) Alternative form of lange.
    Der Ausflug hat lang gedauert.
    The trip took quite long.
  2. long, sprawled, stretched (physically)
    Er lag lang auf der Erde.
    He lay sprawled on the ground.

Postposition[edit]

lang (+ accusative)

  1. for (temporal)
    Er ist ein Jahr lang um die Welt gereist.
    He travelled around the world for one year.
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 34/2010, page 87:
      Die Pharmakonzerne müssen ihre Preise nun drei Jahre lang auf dem Niveau vom Sommer 2009 einfrieren.
      The pharmaceutical companies now have to freeze their prices for three years at the level of summer 2009.
  2. (chiefly colloquial, but also found in formal style) Alternative form of entlang.
    Gehen Sie einfach diese Straße lang!
    Just go along this street!

Verb[edit]

lang

  1. Imperative singular of langen.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French langue (language).

Noun[edit]

lang

  1. language
  2. tongue

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

lang m

  1. accusative indefinite singular of langur
  2. dative indefinite singular of langur

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of láng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of làng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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lang (neuter singular langt, definite singular and plural lange, comparative lengre, indefinite superlative lengst, definite superlative lengste)

  1. long

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse langr.

Adjective[edit]

lang (masculine and feminine lang, neuter langt, definite singular and plural lange, comparative lengre, indefinite superlative lengst, definite superlative lengste)

  1. long (of physical length)
    Når fekk du det lange håret?
    When did you get such long hair?
  2. long (of duration)
    Denne filmen var lang.
    This movie was long.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *langaz, from Proto-Indo-European *longʰo-. Cognate with Old Saxon lang (Dutch lang), Old High German lang (German lang), Old Norse langr (Swedish lång, Danish lang, Norwegian lang, Icelandic langur).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lang (comparative lengra, superlative lengest)

  1. long

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative langa lange lange langan nom. lang lange lang langa, -e
accusative langan lange langan acc. langne lang lange lange lang langa, -e
genitive langan langra, langena gen. langes langes langre langra
dative langan langum dat. langum langum langre langum
instrumental lange


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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *langaz, whence also Old English lang, Old Norse langr.

Adjective[edit]

lang

  1. long

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *langaz.

Adjective[edit]

lang

  1. long

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Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lang (comparative langer, superlative langest)

  1. long

Adverb[edit]

lang (comparative langer, superlative langest)

  1. long

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Tagalog[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lang

  1. only

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /l̪aːŋ˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /laːŋ˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /l̻ʲaːŋ˧˥/

Adjective[edit]

lang

  1. roan, piebald