- The definition of longing is a strong desire.
An example of longing is a child day dreaming everyday about going to Disneyland.
longing definition by Webster's New World
Origin: see long
- longingly adverb
longing definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- longˈing·ly adverb
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: French back-formation ; from allonge, extension ; from allonger ; from Late Latin elongare: see elongate