along definition

  • preposition:
    • Over the period of: walked over the path.
    • On a line or course synchronous and close to; constantly beside: rowed over the coast; the trees across the avenue.
    • according to: The committee split along party outlines over the problem.
    • because of the size; in a line using length; lengthwise.
    • In a line, or with a progressive movement; onward; forward.
    • By the duration of, as distinguished from across.
    • across period of: walked across the path.
    • On a line or course synchronous and near to; constantly beside: rowed along the shore; the woods across the opportunity.
    • relative to: The committee split along party lines on the issue.
    • because of the size; in a line using length; lengthwise.
    • In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; ahead.
    • because of the period of, as distinguished from across.
  • adverb:
    • Forward; onward: We drove along, admiring the view. Farther along, we passed a hitchhiker.
    • As a companion: deliver your friend along.
    • In accompaniment or organization; together: packed an atlas as well as other publications. See Usage Note at collectively.
    • With one; at hand: Luckily, I had my camera along. Our guests should be along soon.
    • Informal Advanced to some degree: getting along in years.
    • In business; together.
    • Onward, forward, with progressive action.
    • By the length; in a line with all the length; lengthwise.
    • In a line, or with a progressive movement; onward; forward.
    • In business; together.
    • to a far more higher level condition
    • in accompaniment or as a companion
    • additionally (usually accompanied by `with')
    • with a forward movement
    • consistent with a length or direction (often accompanied by `by' or `beside')
    • Forward; onward: We drove along, admiring the scene. Further along, we passed a hitchhiker.
    • As a companion: Bring your buddy along.
    • In accompaniment or organization; together: packed an atlas and also other books. See Usage Note at collectively.
    • With one; available: The good news is, I had my digital camera along. Our guests must certanly be along quickly.
    • Informal Advanced to varying degrees: getting along in years.
    • In organization; together.
    • Onward, ahead, with modern action.
    • because of the length; in a line with all the length; lengthwise.
    • In a line, or with a progressive movement; onward; forward.
    • In organization; together.
    • to a more advanced level condition
    • in accompaniment or as a companion
    • additionally (usually accompanied by `with')
    • with a forward motion
    • consistent with a length or way (often accompanied by `by' or `beside')
  • others:
    • (Now heard just inside preparation. expression along of.)
    • Through or by the length of; from 1 end to or toward the other of; lengthwise or perhaps in a longitudinal way through, over, or by the part of: implying movement or course: since, to go along a river or highway.
    • because of the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line utilizing the size.
    • In a line, or with a progressive movement; forward: as, let us walk along.
    • In organization; collectively.
    • Owing to; on account of: with of, previously with on.
    • (Now heard only within the preparation. term along of.)
    • Through or because of the period of; from 1 end to or toward one other of; lengthwise or in a longitudinal path through, over, or because of the side of: implying movement or path: since, to stroll along a river or highway.
    • because of the size; lengthwise; parallel to or perhaps in a line using length.
    • In a line, or with a progressive motion; forward: as, why don't we stroll along.
    • In company; collectively.
    • due to; because of: with of, formerly with upon.

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