Longer Meaning and Definition

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Longer meaning

Word: Longer

How to pronounce: ˈlɒŋɡə

How to pronounce: ˈlɒŋɡəst



1. Measuring a great distance from end to end.

Example sentences: "A long corridor"

2. Lasting or taking a great amount of time.

Example sentences: "A long and distinguished career"

3. Relatively great in extent.

Example sentences: "Write a long report"

4. (of a vowel) categorized as long with regard to quality and length (e.g. in standard British English the vowel /uː/ in food is long as distinct from the short vowel /ʊ/ in good).

Example sentences: "The big problem with long vowels is that there is more than one way to spell the same sound."

5. (of odds or a chance) reflecting or representing a low level of probability.

Example sentences: "Winning against long odds"

6. (of shares, bonds, or other assets) bought in advance, with the expectation of a rise in price.

Example sentences: "After all, back in the seventies, the long bond yield was up in the mid teens."

7. (of a drink) large and refreshing, and in which alcohol, if present, is not concentrated.

Example sentences: "Sip it, with ice and a dash of lemon, or make it into a refreshing long drink with sparkling water."

8. Well supplied with.



1. A long period.

Example sentences: "See you before long"

2. A long sound such as a long signal in Morse code or a long vowel or syllable.

Example sentences: "Two longs and a short"

3. Long-dated securities, especially gilts.

Example sentences: "If the dollar rises, gold will face pressure and may need to shake out more of the weaker longs before resuming its rise."



1. For a long time.

Example sentences: "We hadn't known them long"

2. (with reference to the ball in sport) at, to, or over a great distance.

Example sentences: "The Cambridge side played the ball long"



1. Have a strong wish or desire.

Example sentences: "She longed for a little more excitement"










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Spanish: Alargar

German: Mehr

French: Longue


Turkish: Daha


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