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English

Etymology

From Middle English from Old English andlang from prefix and- + lang (long).

Pronunciation

Preposition

along

  1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
    • They were waiting for me in the drawing-room, which is a very large room, stretching along the entire front of the house, with three long windows reaching down to the floor. — Doyle
  2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
    • Swiftly and silently he made his way along the track which ran through the meadows. — Doyle

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Adverb

along

  1. In company; together.
    • I am going to the store. Do you want to come along with me?
  2. Onward, forward, with progressive action.
    • Don't stop here. Just move along.

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