All along

through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of:
to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf.
during; in the course of:
Somewhere along the way I lost my hat.
in conformity or accordance with:
I plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.
by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction:
He ran along beside me.
with a progressive motion; onward:
The police ordered the line to move along.
(of time) some way on:
along toward evening.
in company; in agreement (usually followed by with):
I’ll go along with you. He planned the project along with his associates.
as a companion; with one:
She took her brother along.
from one person or place to another:
The order was passed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
at or to an advanced place or state:
Work on the new ship is quite far along.
as an accompanying item; on hand:
Bring along your umbrella.
along of, Chiefly Southern U.S. and British Dialect.

owing to; because of:
We weren’t invited, along of your rudeness.
in company with:
You come along of me to the store.

get along. (def 36).
all along, all the time; throughout:
I knew all along that it was a lie.
be along, Informal. to arrive at a place; come:
They should be along soon.
over or for the length of, esp in a more or less horizontal plane: along the road
continuing over the length of some specified thing
in accompaniment; together with some specified person or people: he says he’d like to come along
forward: the horse trotted along at a steady pace
to a more advanced state: he got the work moving along
along with, accompanying; together with: consider the advantages along with the disadvantages

Old English andlang “entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of,” from and- “opposite, against” (from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, from PIE *anti “against,” locative singular of *ant- “front, forehead;” see ante) + lang “long” (see long (adj.)). Sense extended to “through the whole length of.”
From the start, throughout, from end to end, as in I’ve known he was innocent all along. [ c. 1600 ]
Also see: all along the line

along for the ride
along in years
along the lines of
along with

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