Along meaning

ə-lông, ə-lŏng
By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
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As a companion.

Come along with us.

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Approaching.

Along toward evening.

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Along is defined as to be next to, or to abut something.

An example of along is when bookcases are hung from one end of the wall to the other.

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The definition of along is something that happens during an activity.

An example of along might be to say that you stopped for flowers on the way to your mother's house.

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Along is length or placement.

An example of the word along is when you might drive next to the curb.

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In a line; lengthwise.
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On its way; advanced.

The program was well along when he arrived.

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In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
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I am going to the store. Do you want to come along?

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Along is adhere or stand by.

An example of along is to say that you are going with the original plan.

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Over the length of.

Walked along the path.

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On a line or course parallel and close to; continuously beside.

Rowed along the shore; the trees along the avenue.

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In accordance with.

The committee split along party lines over the issue.

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Forward; onward.

We drove along, admiring the view. Farther along, we passed a hitchhiker.

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As company.

Bring your friend along.

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In accompaniment or association; together.

Packed an atlas along with other books.

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With one; at hand.

Luckily, I had my camera along. Our guests should be along soon.

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Advanced to some degree.

My father is getting along in years.

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In the course of.

Along the way.

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In conformity with.

To think along certain lines.

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Progressively forward or onward.

He walked along by himself.

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With one.

She took her camera along.

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Along, when prefaced by the word “get,” is defined as to be pleasant with someone else.

An example of “getting along” would be when two people are not arguing.

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On or beside the length of; over or throughout the length of.

We hiked along the trail; along the driveway there is a hedge.

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Onward, forward, with progressive action.

Don't stop here. Just move along.

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all along
  • All the time; from the very beginning.
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along with
  • Together with.
  • In addition to.
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be along
  • To come or arrive.
    I'll be along later.
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get along
  • To go forward.
  • To survive; manage.
    To get along on a small salary.
  • To be compatible or on friendly terms.
  • To go away.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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