Definition of LONGING

noun : LONGING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : LONGING

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : LONGING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long" ;

  • 2. (

    ) primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long" ;

  • 3. (

    ) of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows" ;

  • 5. (

    ) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long" ;

  • 7. (

    ) involving substantial risk; "long odds" ;

  • 9. (

    ) having or being more than normal or necessary; "long on brains"; "in long supply" ;


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