Along Definition

ə-lông, ə-lŏng
Over the length of.
Walked along the path.
American Heritage
On or beside the length of; over or throughout the length of.
We hiked along the trail; along the driveway there is a hedge.
Webster's New World
On a line or course parallel and close to; continuously beside.
Rowed along the shore; the trees along the avenue.
American Heritage
In the course of.
Along the way.
Webster's New World
In accordance with.
The committee split along party lines over the issue.
American Heritage
Forward; onward.
We drove along, admiring the view. Farther along, we passed a hitchhiker.
American Heritage
In a line; lengthwise.
Webster's New World
As company.
Bring your friend along.
American Heritage
Progressively forward or onward.
He walked along by himself.
Webster's New World
In accompaniment or association; together.
Packed an atlas along with other books.
American Heritage

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Origin of Along

  • Middle English from Old English andlang extending opposite and- facing ant- in Indo-European roots lang long long1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English andlang from prefix and- + lang (“long”).

    From Wiktionary

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