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Meaning of along

a•long

Pronunciation: (u-lông', u-long'), [key]
— prep.
  1. through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf.
  2. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat.
  3. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.
—adv.
  1. by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction: He ran along beside me.
  2. with a progressive motion; onward: The police ordered the line to move along.
  3. (of time) some way on: along toward evening.
  4. in company; in agreement (usually fol. by with): I'll go along with you. He planned the project along with his associates.
  5. as a companion; with one: She took her brother along.
  6. from one person or place to another: The order was passed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
  7. at or to an advanced place or state: Work on the new ship is quite far along.
  8. as an accompanying item; on hand: Bring along your umbrella.
  9. all the time; throughout: I knew all along that it was a lie.
  10. and Brit. Dial. We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
    1. owing to; because of:We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
    2. in company with:You come along of me to the store.
  11. to arrive at a place; come: They should be along soon.
  12. See(def. 33).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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