- The definition of longing is a strong desire.
An example of longing is a child day dreaming everyday about going to Disneyland.
strong desire; yearning
Origin of longingsee long
feeling or showing a yearning
A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
- Present participle of long.
Variant of longe
- a long rope fastened to a horse's head and held by the trainer, who causes the horse to move around in a circle
- the use of the longe in training horses
Origin of longeFrench back-formation ; from allonge, extension ; from allonger ; from Late Latin elongare: see elongate