Definitions for: Along


[adv] with a forward motion; "we drove along admiring the view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along"; "march on"
[adv] in accompaniment or as a companion; "his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father"
[adv] in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"
[adv] to a more advanced state; "the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years"
[adv] in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside'); "pass the word along"; "ran along beside me"; "cottages along by the river"



Webster (1913) Definition: A*long" (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang,
along; pref. and- (akin to OFris. ond-, OHG. ant-, Ger. ent-,
Goth. and-, anda-, L. ante, Gr. ?, Skr. anti, over against) +
lang long. See Long.]
1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.

Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.
--Dryden.

2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.

We will go along by the king's highway. --Numb. xxi.
22.

He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased us
south along. --Coleridge.

3. In company; together.

He to England shall along with you. --Shak.

All along, all through the course of; during the whole
time; throughout. ``I have all along declared this to be a
neutral paper.'' --Addison.

To get along, to get on; to make progress, as in business.
``She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.''
--Mrs. Stowe.


A*long", prep.
By the length of, as distinguished from across. ``Along the
lowly lands.'' --Dryden.

The kine . . . went along the highway. --1 Sam. vi.
12.


A*long" [AS. gelang owing to.]
(Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

Along of, Along on, often shortened to Long of, prep.
phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] ``On me
is not along thin evil fare.'' --Chaucer. ``And all this
is long of you.'' --Shak. ``This increase of price is all
along of the foreigners.'' --London Punch.

Synonyms: on

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