1. Proper noun.  (surname, from Middle English) Originally a nickname for a tall man.
  2. Adjective.  Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point (italbrac, usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below) .
  3. Adjective.  Having great duration.
  4. Adjective.  (British, dialect) Not short; tall.
  5. Adjective.  (finance) possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities, or financial instruments with prices positively correlated with them.
  6. Adjective.  (cricket) of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position).
  7. Adverb.  Over a great distance in space.
  8. Adverb.  For a particular duration.
  9. Adverb.  For a long duration..
  10. Noun.  (linguistics) A long vowel.
  11. Noun.  (programming) A long integer variable, twice the size of an int or a short and half of a long long. A long is typically 64 bits in a 32-bit environment.
  12. Noun.  (finance) An entity with a long position in an asset.
  13. Verb.  (transitive, finance) To take a long position in.
  14. Verb.  (intransitive) To await, to aspire, to desire greatly (something to occur or to be true).

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