(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. lengthy, elongated; tedious; extended, protracted. See length. —adv. in great degree, for a time. See durability.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Extended in space]
Syn. lengthy, extended, outstretched, elongated, interminable, boundless, unending, limitless, stretching, great, high, deep, drawn out, enlarged, expanded, spread, tall, lofty, towering, continued, lengthened, stringy, long-limbed, rangy, lanky, gangling, far-reaching, far-seeing, distant, running, faraway, far-off, remote; see also endless 1 , large 1 .
Ant. short*, small, stubby.
2. [Extended in time]
Syn. protracted, prolonged, enduring, unending, meandering, long-winded, spun out, lengthy, for ages, without end, forever and a day, day after day, hour after hour, lasting, prospective, continued, long-lived, sustained, tardy, dilatory, delayed, lingering; see also eternal 1 , perpetual 1 .
Ant. short*, brief, uncontinued.
3. [Tedious]
Syn. hard, longspun, long-drawn; see dull 4 .
4. [Having (a certain commodity) in excess]
Syn. rich, profuse, abundant; see plentiful 1 .
as ( or [m1]so) long as,
Syn. seeing that, inasmuch as, since; see because , since 1 .
Syn. provided that, if, on condition that; see if .
before long,
Syn. in the near future, immediately, shortly; see soon 1 .
Syn. deSire, yearn for, wish; see want 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. extensive extended, expanded, lengthy, elongated, protracted, prolonged, stretched out, drawn out.
2. taking too much time overlong, interminable, long-winded, unending, endless, dragging, tedious.
ANT.: 1. short, brief. 2. brief, short, concise
yearn, hunger, desire, crave, thirst, want, hanker, wish for, pine, *lust after, *have the hots for.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A long time: eon, eternity, year (used in plural). Informal: age (used in plural), blue moon. Idioms: forever and a day, forever and ever, month of Sundays. See TIME.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having great physical length: elongate, elongated, extended, lengthy, prolonged. See LONG. 2. Having a rather great upward projection: high, tall. See HIGH. 3. Having many syllables: polysyllabic, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian. See LONG. 4. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration: dragging, drawn-out, lengthy, long-drawn-out, overlong, prolonged, protracted. See EXCITE, LONG.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To have a strong longing for: ache, covet, desire, hanker, pant, pine, want, wish, yearn. Informal: hone2. See DESIRE.

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