adverb with a forward motion
- we drove along admiring the view
- the horse trotted along at a steady pace
- the circus traveled on to the next city
- move along
- march on
adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
- his little sister came along to the movies
- I brought my camera along
- working along with his father
adverb to a more advanced state
- the work is moving along
- well along in their research
- hurrying their education along
- getting along in years
adverb in addition (usually followed by `with')
- we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package
- along with the package came a bill
- consider the advantages along with the disadvantages
adverb in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside')
- pass the word along
- ran along beside me
- cottages along by the river
, AS. andlang
; pref. and-
(akin to OFris. ond-
, OHG. ant-
, Ger. ent-
, Goth. and-
, L. ante
, Gr. , Skr. anti
, over against) + lang
long. See Long
- By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.
- In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
We will go along by the king's highway.
Numb. xxi. 22.
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along.
- In company; together.
He to England shall along with you.
- By the length of, as distinguished from across. "Along the lowly lands."
The kine . . . went along the highway.
1 Sam. vi. 12.
- (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
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