[lawng-dis-tuh ns, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈdɪs təns, ˈlɒŋ-/
of, from, or between distant places:
a long-distance phone call.
for, over, or covering long distances:
a long-distance runner.
by long-distance telephone:
to call someone long-distance.
telephone service between distant places.
(modifier) covering relatively long distances: a long-distance driver
(modifier) (of telephone calls, lines, etc) connecting points a relatively long way apart
(mainly US & Canadian) a long-distance telephone call
a long-distance telephone system or its operator
by a long-distance telephone line: he phoned long-distance
1884, in reference to telephoning, from long (adj.) + distance (n.).
noun, Mathematics. 1. division, usually by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
noun 1. a dozen plus one; thirteen; baker’s dozen.
[lawng-drawn-out, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈdrɔnˈaʊt, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective 1. lasting a very long time; protracted: a long-drawn-out story. 2. of great length; long: a long-drawn-out line of soldiers. adjective 1. over-prolonged or extended
- Long drink of water
noun phrase A very tall, thin person: Bill Bradley is sure a long drink of water/ We have an expression in the Midwest: ”a tall drink of water” (1940s+)