[lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, -ˈsʌf rɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation:
years of long-suffering and illness.
enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
long and patient endurance
also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer). Old English had langmodig in this sense.
noun 1. Cards. 2. the quality, activity, endeavor, etc., in which one excels: Diligence is his long suit. noun 1. 2. (informal) an outstanding advantage, personal quality, or talent One’s strong point or advantage, as in Organizing has never been Nancy’s long suit. This expression alludes to whist, bridge, and other card games in which […]
noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. 1. liquid sweetening, as maple syrup, molasses, or sorghum.
- Long-tailed cuckoo
noun 1. another name for koekoea
[lawng-turm, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌtɜrm, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective 1. covering a relatively long period of time: a long-term lease. 2. maturing over or after a relatively long period of time: a long-term loan; a long-term bond. 3. (of a capital gain or loss) derived from the sale or exchange of an asset held for more than a specified […]