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longer Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person with a strong desire for something
    yearner; thirster.
    • a longer for money
    • a thirster after blood
    • a yearner for knowledge
  2. adjective 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
  3. adjective 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
  4. adjective satellite of relatively great height
    • a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson
    • looked out the long French windows
  5. adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; recollective; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  6. adjective holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
    • is long on coffee
    • a long position in gold
  7. adjective (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
    • the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long
  8. adjective satellite involving substantial risk
    • long odds
  9. adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues
  10. adjective satellite having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
    • in long supply
  11. adverb for more time
    • can I stay bit longer?

Long"er noun
  1. One who longs for anything.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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