long [-est] adj

OE lang; NW says the Gothic word lages seems to connect this word with lag, in the sense of drawing out, whence delaying.

  1. Extended with reference to spacial measurement; opposed to short.
  2. Extended to any certain measure expressed.
  3. Extended too long; tedious.
  4. Having a great extent in duration.

long [-er] adv

see long, adj.

  1. Much; well; a lot.
  2. Great amount of time.
  3. Phrase: “So long”: good bye, farewell.

long [-ed] v

OE langian, see long; adj.

  1. Wish earnestly; desire intensely; want eagerly.