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.”
In association with, as in For his second birthday we sent him a fireman’s hat, along with some books, or The audience was invited to sing along with the star. [ Early 1700s ]
In conjunction with, as in Along with what I told you before, that’s the whole story of what happened. [ Early 1800s ]
For a synonym, see go along, def. 2 and 3.
along for the ride
along in years
along the lines of
all along the line
- Alongside of
, by, at, or to the of something: We brought the boat alongside. beside; by the of: The dog ran alongside me all the way. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all. preposition (often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay adverb […]
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alonzo church person A twentieth century mathematician and logician, and one of the founders of computer science. Church invented the lambda-calculus and posited a version of the Church-Turing thesis. (1995-03-25)
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof. Contemporary Examples The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security. Stop Calling Obama Aloof! […]
the quality or state of being , distant, or reserved; indifference: His girlfriend’s recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over. Historical Examples It is his aloofness that his audiences resent the most of all. Iconoclasts James Huneker She could scarcely endure the aloofness with which he had withdrawn into himself. Dust […]