along adv

OE and-lang, in a direction opposite + long, lengthwise; see long, adj.

  1. Onward; ahead; forth; progressively forward.
  2. Phrase. “Bear along”: carry; transport; have in hand; hold as a possession.
  3. Phrase. “All along”: gradually; continually; step by step; as part of a process; the whole time.

along prep

see along, adv.

  1. According to; in correspondence with; in the path of; following the direction of.