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- (UK) IPA(key): /əˈlɒŋ/
- (US) IPA(key): /əˈlɔŋ/
- (US, cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /əˈlɑŋ/
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- Hyphenation: a‧long
- By the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
- In a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on.
- Bible, 1 Samuel vi. 12
- The kine […] went along the highway.
- 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, “The Tutor's Daughter”, in Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page 266:
- In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.
- Bible, 1 Samuel vi. 12
by the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to
in a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on
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along (not comparable)
- In company; together.
- I am going to the store. Do you want to come along?
- 2017 June 26, Alexis Petridis, “Glastonbury 2017 verdict: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stormzy and more”, in the Guardian:
- From The Best of You to The Pretender, their own material invariably came equipped with huge choruses designed to be bellowed along to; they covered Another One Bites the Dust and Under Pressure; they gave every impression of being willing to play all night were it not for the curfew.
- Onward, forward, with progressive action.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
- Don't stop here. Just move along.
- alongst (archaic)
in company, together
Terms derived from along
- son; address term for a male child